You must store administrator-level credentials for your environment so that vRealize Automation can communicate with your endpoints. Because the same credentials can be used for multiple endpoints, credentials are managed separately from endpoints and associated when endpoints are created or edited.

About this task

Credentials used to manage endpoints must have administrator privileges.

Note:

If you are working in a vSphere environment, your system administrator might have configured the vSphere proxy agent to use integrated credentials. If this is the case, you might not need to store additional credentials for your vSphere endpoint.

Prerequisites

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

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Credentials.
  2. Click New Credentials.
  3. Enter a name in the Name text box.
  4. (Optional) : Enter a description in the Description text box.
  5. Type the user name in the User name text box.

    Option

    Description

    vSphere

    Must be in domain\username format, for example mycompany\admin.

    The credentials must have permission to modify custom attributes.

    vCloud Networking and Security (vSphere only)

    Must be in domain\username format, for example mycompany\admin.

    NSX (vSphere only)

    Does not have to include the domain name, for example admin.

    Hyper-V (SCVMM)

    Must be in domain\username format, for example mycompany\admin.

    KVM (RHEV)

    Must be in username@domain format, for example admin@mycompany.

    NetApp ONTAP

    Does not have to include the domain name, for example admin.

  6. Type the password in the Password text boxes.
  7. Click the Save icon (Save).

What to do next

Now that your credentials are stored, you are ready to create an endpoint. See Choosing an Endpoint Scenario.