IaaS administrators, fabric administrators, tenant administrators, and business group managers perform required and optional configurations to fully implement and customize vRealize Automation.

The Configuring IaaS Checklist provides a high-level overview of the sequence of steps required to have a fully functioning IaaS instance.

Table 1. Configuring IaaS checklist


Required Role

Check Box Store credentials and create endpoints to bring resources under vRealize Automation management.

See Bringing Resources Under vRealize Automation Management.

IaaS administrator

Check Box Configure the machine prefixes used to create names for machines provisioned through vRealize Automation.

See Configure Machine Prefixes.

Fabric administrator

Check Box Create at least one business group of users who need to request machines.

See Create a Business Group for vCloud Provisioning.

Tenant administrator

Check Box Create at least one reservation to allocate resources to a business group.

See Create a vCloud Reservation.

Fabric administrator

Check Box Configure optional policies and settings.

See Optional Configurations.

Fabric administrator

Check Box Prepare the vCloud Director resources required to create and provision vRealize Automation blueprints. For example, create the vCloud Director vApp template and customization objects.

See Preparing for vApp Provisioning.

Outside of vRealize Automation

Check Box Create and publish machine blueprints.

See Preparing for vApp Provisioning.

  • Tenant administrator

  • Business group manager

For related information about creating and configuring approvals, see Tenant Administration in vRealize Automation documentation.

Before users can request machines, a tenant administrator must configure the service catalog. See Tenant Administration.