As the vSphere administrator, you create or identify vSphere credentials that meet the minimum requirements for vRealize Automation to manage your environment.

Procedure

  1. Create or identify vSphere credentials that meet the minimum requirements for vRealize Automation to manage your environment.
    Table 1. Permissions Required for vSphere Agent to Manage vCenter Server Instance

    Attribute Value

    Permission

    Datastore

    Allocate Space

    Browse Datastore

    Datastore Cluster

    Configure a Datastore Cluster

    Folder

    Create Folder

    Delete Folder

    Global

    Manage Custom Attributes

    Set Custom Attribute

    Network

    Assign Network

    Permissions

    Modify Permission

    Resource

    Assign VM to Res Pool

    Migrate Powered Off Virtual Machine

    Migrate Powered On Virtual Machine

    Virtual Machine

    Inventory

    Create from existing

    Create New

    Move

    Remove

    Interaction

    Configure CD Media

    Console Interaction

    Device Connection

    Power Off

    Power On

    Reset

    Suspend

    Tools Install

    Configuration

    Add Existing Disk

    Add New Disk

    Add or Remove

    Remove Disk

    Advanced

    Change CPU Count

    Change Resource

    Extend Virtual Disk

    Disk Change Tracking

    Memory

    Modify Device Settings

    Rename

    Set Annotation (version 5.0 and later)

    Settings

    Swapfile Placement

    Provisioning

    Customize

    Clone Template

    Clone Virtual Machine

    Deploy Template

    Read Customization Specs

    State

    Create Snapshot

    Remove Snapshot

    Revert to Snapshot

  2. Record the credentials so that you can provide them during the installation of the vRealize Automation agent for vSphere.
  3. Disable or reconfigure any third-party software that might change the power state of virtual machines outside of vRealize Automation.

    Such changes can interfere with the management of the machine life cycle by vRealize Automation.

What to do next

You configure your Domain Name System (DNS) to resolve all vRealize Automation host names in your environment.