Before you can use NSX network and security options in vRealize Automation, you must configure the external NSX network and security environment that you intend to use.

Much of the vRealize Automation support for network and security configuration that you specify in blueprints and reservations is configured externally and made available to vRealize Automation after data collection is run on the compute resources.

For more information about NSX settings that you can configure for vRealize Automation blueprints, see Configuring Network and Security Component Settings.

Table 1. Preparing NSX Networking and Security Checklist

Task

Location

Details

Check Box Install and configure the NSX plug-in.

Install the NSX plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator.

See Install the NSX Plug-In on vRealize Orchestrator and the NSX Administration Guide.

Check Box Configure NSX network settings, including gateway and transport zone settings.

Configure network settings in NSX.

See the NSX Administration Guide.

Check Box Create NSX security policies, tags, and groups.

Configure security settings in NSX.

See the NSX Administration Guide.

Check Box Configure NSX load balancer settings.

Configure an NSX load balancer to work with vRealize Automation.

See the NSX Administration Guide.

Also see Custom Properties for Networking in Custom Properties Reference.

Check Box For cross-virtual center deployments, verify that the compute NSX manager has the primary NSX manager role.

vRealize Automation provisioning requires that the compute NSX manager for the region in which the machines reside has the primary NSX manager role.

See Administrator Requirements for Provisioning NSX Universal Objects.

See the NSX Installation Guide and NSX Administration Guide for information about cross-virtual center deployment, universal objects, and the primary NSX manager role.