You request the Dukes Bank catalog item, and log in to the sample application to verify your work and view vRealize Automation blueprint functionality.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a user who is entitled to the Dukes Bank catalog item.
  2. Click the Catalog tab.
  3. Locate the Dukes Bank sample application catalog item and click Request.
  4. Fill in the required request information for each component that has a red asterisk.
    1. Navigate to the JBossAppServer component to fill in the required request information.
    2. Enter the fully qualified domain name of your vRealize Automation appliance in the app_content_server_ip text box.
    3. Navigate to the Dukes_Bank_App software components to fill in the required request information.
    4. Enter the fully qualified domain name of your vRealize Automation appliance in the app_content_server_ip text boxes.
  5. Click Submit.

    Depending on your network and your vCenter Server instance, it can take approximately 15-20 minutes for the Dukes Bank sample application to fully provision. You can monitor the status under the Requests tab, and after the application provisions you can view the catalog item details on the Items tab.

  6. After the application provisions, locate the IP address of the load balancer server so you can access the Dukes Bank sample application.
    1. Select Items > Deployments.
    2. Expand your Dukes Bank sample application deployment and select the Apache load balancer server.
    3. Click View Details.
    4. Select the Network tab.
    5. Make a note of the IP address.
  7. Log in to the Dukes Bank sample application.
    1. Navigate to your load balancer server at http://IP_Apache_Load_Balancer:8081/bank/main.faces.

      If you want to access the application servers directly, you can navigate to http://IP_AppServer:8080/bank/main.faces.

    2. Enter 200 in the Username text box.
    3. Enter foobar in the Password text box.

Results

You have a working Dukes Bank sample application to use as a starting point for developing your own blueprints, as a tool to evaluate vRealize Automation, or as a learning resource to assist you in understanding vRealize Automation functionality and components.