vRealize Automation can be deployed in a variety of configurations. To ensure a successful deployment understand the deployment and configuration options, and the sequence of tasks required.

If you are familiar with earlier versions of vRealize Automation, it might be helpful to note the following changes before you begin your installation:

  • This release of vRealize Automation introduces the Installation Wizard, the recommended method for unscripted installations. With the wizard, you can choose a minimal or enterprise deployment. Enterprise deployments are based on distributed architectures and can include load balancers for high-availability deployments. You can install vRealize Automation appliances alone or with IaaS components.

  • Single Sign-On support and identity management is done by means of an embedded VMware Identity Manager that is administered by the new Directories Management feature . This replaces the use of the VMware Identity Appliance and vSphere SSO implementations used by previous product versions.

  • Open LDAP is no longer supported.

After installation, system administrators can customize the installation environment and configure one or more tenants, which sets up access to self-service provisioning and life-cycle management of cloud services.

By using the secure portal Web interface, administrators, developers, or business users can request IT services and manage specific cloud and IT resources based on their roles and privileges. Users can request infrastructure, applications, desktops, and IT service through a common service catalog.