You can create endpoints that allow vRealize Automation to communicate with the vSphere environment, and an NSX instance.

Prerequisites

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

  • You must install a vSphere proxy agent to manage your vSphere endpoint, and you must use exactly the same name for your endpoint and agent. For information about installing the agent, see Installing and Configuring the Proxy Agent for vSphere.

  • Store administrative-level credentials for your vSphere endpoint and your networking and security endpoint. See Store User Credentials. If your system administrator configured your proxy agent to use integrated credentials, you only need to store the NSX credentials.

  • Configure your network settings. See Configuring Network and Security Component Settings.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
  2. Select New > Virtual > vSphere.
  3. Enter a name in the Name text box.

    This must match the endpoint name provided to the vSphere proxy agent during installation or data collection fails.

  4. (Optional) : Enter a description in the Description text box.
  5. Enter the URL for the vCenter Server instance in the Address text box.

    The URL must be of the type: https://hostname/sdk or https://IP_address/sdk.

    For example, https://vsphereA/sdk.

  6. Enter the administrative-level user name and password that you stored for this endpoint.

    If your system administrator configured the vSphere proxy agent to use integrated credentials, you can select the Integrated credentials.

  7. Configure a networking solution platform.

    This step is required for enabling NSX networking and security features.

    1. Select Specify manager for network and security platform.
    2. Enter the URL for the NSX instance in the Address text box.

      The URL must be of the type: https://hostname or https://IP_address.

      For example, https://nsx-manager.

    3. Enter the administrative-level user name and password that you stored for this endpoint.
  8. (Optional) : Add any custom properties.
  9. Click OK.

Results

vRealize Automation collects data from your endpoint and discovers your compute resources.

Important:

Do not rename vSphere data centers after the initial data collection or provisioning might fail.

What to do next

Add the compute resources from your endpoint to a fabric group. See Create a Fabric Group.