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

Prerequisites

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. Enter 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.

    This step is required for enabling NSX networking and security features.

    1. Select Specify manager for network and security platform.
    2. Enter 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://nsx-manager.

    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.