You can create an endpoint to connect to an Amazon Web Services instance.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
  2. Select New Endpoint > Cloud > Amazon EC2.
  3. Enter a name and, optionally, a description.

    Typically this name indicates the Amazon Web Services account that corresponds to this endpoint.

  4. Select the Credentials for the endpoint.

    Only one endpoint can be associated with an Amazon access key ID.

  5. (Optional) : Click the Use proxy server checkbox to configure additional security and force connections to Amazon Web Services to pass through a proxy server.
    1. Enter the host name of your proxy server in the Hostname text box.
    2. Enter the port number to use for connecting to the proxy server in the Port text box.
    3. (Optional) : Click the Browse icon next to the Credentials text box.

      Select or create credentials that represent the user name and password for the proxy server, if required by the proxy configuration.

  6. (Optional) : Add custom properties.
  7. Click OK.

Results

After the endpoint is created, vRealize Automation begins collecting data from the Amazon Web Services regions.

What to do next

vRealize Automation provides several Amazon Web Services instance types for you to use when creating blueprints, but if you want to import your own instance types see Add an Amazon Instance Type.

Add the compute resources from your endpoint to a fabric group. See Create a Fabric Group.