Depending on your integration platform, you might have to make some configuration changes before you can bring your environment under vRealize Automation management, or before you can leverage certain features.

Table 1. Preparing Your Environment for vRealize Automation Integration

Environment

Preparations

VMware NSX NSX

If you want to leverage NSX to manage networking and security features of machines provisioned with vRealize Automation, prepare your NSX instance for integration. See Checklist for Preparing NSX Network and Security Configuration.

VMware vCloud Director vCloud Director

Install and configure your vCloud Director instance, set up your vSphere and cloud resources, and identify or create appropriate credentials to provide vRealize Automation with access to your vCloud Director environment. See Preparing Your vCloud Director Environment for vRealize Automation.

VMware vCloud Air vCloud Air

Register for your vCloud Air account, set up your vCloud Air environment, and identify or create appropriate credentials to provide vRealize Automation with access to your environment. See Preparing for vCloud Air and vCloud Director Provisioning.

Amazon AWS Amazon AWS

Prepare elements and user roles in your Amazon AWS environment for use in vRealize Automation, and understand how Amazon AWS features map to vRealize Automation features. See Preparing Your Amazon AWS Environment.

Openstack Red Hat OpenStack

If you want to leverage Red Hat OpenStack to manage networking and security features of machines provisioned with vRealize Automation, prepare your Red Hat OpenStack instance for integration. See Preparing Red Hat OpenStack Network and Security Features.

SCVMM SCVMM

Configure storage, networking, and understand template and hardware profile naming restrictions. See Preparing Your SCVMM Environment.

External IPAM Providers

Register an external IPAM provider package or plug-in, run the configuration workflows, and register the IPAM solution as a new vRealize Automation endpoint. See Checklist for Preparing External IPAM Provider Support.

All other environments

You do not need to make changes to your environment. You can begin preparing for machine provisioning by creating templates, boot environments, or machine images. See Preparing for Machine Provisioning.