You can add an endpoint and configure the vCenter Server plug-in to connect to a running vCenter Server instance to create XaaS blueprints to manage vSphere inventory objects.

Prerequisites

  • Install and configure vCenter Server. See vSphere Installation and Setup.

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator.

Procedure

  1. Select Administration > vRO Configuration > Endpoints.
  2. Click the New icon (Add).
  3. Select vCenter Server from the Plug-in drop-down menu.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Enter a name and, optionally, a description.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Provide information about the vCenter Server instance.
    1. Enter the IP address or the DNS name of the machine in the IP or host name of the vCenter Server instance to add text box.

      This is the IP address or DNS name of the machine on which the vCenter Server instance you want to add is installed.

    2. Enter the port to communicate with the vCenter Server instance in the Port of the vCenter Server instance text box.

      The default port is 443.

    3. Enter the location of the SDK to use for connecting to your vCenter Server instance in the Location of the SDK that you use to connect to the vCenter Server instance text box.

      For example, /sdk.

  8. Click Next.
  9. Define the connection parameters.
    1. Enter the HTTP port of the vCenter Server instance in the HTTP port of the vCenter Server instance - applicable for VC plugin version 5.5.2 or earlier text box.
    2. Enter the credentials for vRealize Orchestrator to use to establish the connection to the vCenter Server instance in the User name of the user that Orchestrator will use to connect to the vCenter Server instance and Password of the user that Orchestrator will use to connect to the vCenter Server instance text boxes.

      The user that you select must be a valid user with privileges to manage vCenter Server extensions and a set of custom defined privileges.

  10. Click Finish.

Results

You added a vCenter Server instance as an endpoint. XaaS architects can use the XaaS to publish vCenter Server plug-in workflows as catalog items and resource actions.