IaaS administrators create endpoints that allow vRealize Automation to communicate with the vSphere environment, a vCloud Networking and Security or an NSX instance.

About this task

Note:

You do not have to create endpoints one at a time. You can also create endpoints by importing them from a CSV file.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as an IaaS administrator.

  • A system administrator must install a vSphere agent to correspond to your vSphere endpoints and credentials. See Installation and Configuration.

  • The endpoint name you configure in vRealize Automation must match the endpoint name provided to the vSphere proxy agent during installation. If you do not know the endpoint name your system administrator provided to the proxy agent, see Attached vSphere Endpoint Cannot be Found.

  • If your system administrator did not configure the proxy to use integrated credentials, you must store administrator-level credentials for your endpoint. See Store User Credentials for Endpoints.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
  2. Select New Endpoint > Virtual > vSphere.
  3. Enter a name in the Name text box.

    This must match the endpoint name provided to the vSphere proxy agent during installation or data collection fails.

  4. (Optional) : Enter a description in the Description text box.
  5. Type the URL for the vCenter Server instance in the Address text box.

    The URL must be of the type: https://hostname/sdk or https://IP_address/sdk.

    For example, https://vsphereA/sdk.

  6. Select the Credentials for the endpoint.

    If your system administrator configured the vSphere proxy agent to use integrated credentials, you can select the Integrated credentials.

  7. Configure a networking solution platform.
    1. Select Specify manager for network and security platform.
    2. Type the URL for the vCloud Networking and Security or NSX instance in the Address text box.

      The URL must be of the type: https://hostname or https://IP_address.

      For example, https://vCNSa.

    3. Select the Credentials for the endpoint.
  8. (Optional) : Add any custom properties.
  9. Click OK.

Results

vRealize Automation can now discover your compute resources.

Important:

Renaming vSphere assets after discovery can cause provisioning to fail.

What to do next

Add the compute resources from your endpoint to a fabric group.

See Create a Fabric Group.