You must store administrator-level credentials for your environment so that vRealize Automation can communicate with your endpoints. Because the same credentials can be used for multiple endpoints, credentials are managed separately from endpoints and associated when endpoints are created or edited.

Prerequisites

Log in to the vRealize Automation console as an IaaS administrator.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Credentials.
  2. Click New Credentials.
  3. Enter a name in the Name text box.
  4. (Optional) : Enter a description in the Description text box.
  5. Enter the user name in the User name text box.

    Platform

    Format and Details

    vSphere

    domain\username

    Provide credentials with permission to modify custom attributes.

    vCloud Air

    username as specified in the endpoint user interface

    Provide credentials for an organization administrator with rights to connect by using VMware Remote Console.

    vCloud Director

    username as specified in the endpoint user interface

    Provide credentials with rights to connect by using VMware Remote Console.

    • To manage all organizations with a single endpoint, provide credentials for a system administrator.

    • To manage each organization virtual datacenter (vDC) with a separate endpoint, create separate organization administrator credentials for each vDC.

    Do not create a single system-level endpoint and individual organization endpoints for the same vCloud Director instance.

    vRealize Orchestrator

    username@domain

    Provide credentials for each of your vRealize Orchestrator instances with Execute permissions on all workflows you want to call from vRealize Automation.

    vCloud Networking and Security (vSphere only)

    domain\username

    NSX (vSphere only)

    username

    Amazon AWS

    Enter your access key ID. For information about obtaining your access key ID and secret access key, see the Amazon AWS documentation.

    Cisco UCS Manager

    username

    Dell iDRAC

    username

    HP iLO

    username

    Hyper-V (SCVMM)

    domain\username

    KVM (RHEV)

    username@domain

    NetApp ONTAP

    username

    Red Hat OpenStack

    username

    Provide credentials for a single user who is an administrator in all your Red Hat OpenStack tenants, or create separate credentials for each tenant.

  6. Enter the password in the Password text boxes.

    Platform

    Format

    Amazon AWS

    Enter your Secret access key. For information about obtaining your access key ID and secret access key, see the Amazon AWS documentation.

    All others

    Enter the password for the user name you provided.

  7. Click the Save icon (Save).

What to do next

Now that your credentials are stored, you are ready to create an endpoint. See Choosing an Endpoint Scenario.