As the vSphere administrator, you create or identify a Windows machine to host the vRealize Automation IaaS components and verify that the machine meets the installation requirements.


  1. Create or identify a virtual machine to host your vRealize Automation IaaS components.



    Host Name



    2 CPUs


    8 GB memory

    Disk Storage

    30 GB disk storage

    Operating System

    Windows 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows 2012 R2

  2. Install VMware Tools on your Windows IaaS server, vra01iaas01.rainpole.local.
  3. Verify that your Windows IaaS server, vra01iaas01.rainpole.local, meets the requirements to host vRealize Automation IaaS components.



    Microsoft .NET

    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later.

    Microsoft PowerShell

    Microsoft PowerShell 2.0 (included with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and later) or Microsoft PowerShell 3.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2.

    Microsoft Internet Information Services

    Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5.

    Microsoft Services

    SecondaryLogOnService is running.


    • Install 64-bit Java 1.8 or later. Do not use 32-bit.

    • Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the Java installation folder.

    • Verify that %JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe is available.

  4. Verify that your Windows IaaS server, vra01iaas01.rainpole.local, has the required Microsoft Internet Information Services configuration.
    Table 1. Required Configuration for Microsoft Internet Information Services

    IIS Component


    Internet Information Services (IIS) modules installed

    • WindowsAuthentication

    • StaticContent

    • DefaultDocument

    • ASPNET 4.5

    • ISAPIExtensions

    • ISAPIFilter

    IIS Authentication settings

    • Windows Authentication enabled

    • AnonymousAuthentication disabled

    • Negotiate Provider enabled

    • NTLM Provider enabled

    • Windows Authentication Kernel Mode enabled

    • Windows Authentication Extended Protection disabled

    • For certificates using SHA512, TLS1.2 must be disabled on Windows 2012 or Windows 2012 R2 servers

    IIS Windows Process Activation Service roles

    • ConfigurationApi

    • NetEnvironment

    • ProcessModel

    • WcfActivation (Windows 2008 only)

    • HttpActivation

    • NonHttpActivation

What to do next

You enable time synchronization on your Windows IaaS server to ensure a successful vRealize Automation installation.