Use endpoint settings to define location and access credentials for data collection and service catalog deployment.

General Tab

Most vRealize Automation endpoints contain the following options. Settings that are unique to a particular endpoint type are noted.

Table 1. General Tab Settings

Setting

Description

Name

Enter the endpoint name.

Description

Enter the endpoint description.

Address

Enter the endpoint address using the endpoint-specific address format.

  • For a KVM (RHEV) or NetApp ONTAP endpoint, the address must be of one of the following formats:

    • https://FQDN

    • https://IP_address

    For example: https://mycompany-kvmrhev1.mycompany.local or netapp-1.mycompany.local.

  • For an OpenStack endpoint, the address must be of the format https:// FQDN/powervc/openstack/ service. For example: https://openstack.mycompany.com/powervc/openstack/admin.

  • For an OpenStack endpoint, the address must be of one of the following formats:

    • https://FQDN:500

    • https://IP_address:500

  • For a vSphere endpoint, the address must be of the format https://host/sdk .

  • For an NSX endpoint, the address must be of the format https://host.

  • For a vRealize Orchestrator endpoint, the address must be of the https protocol and include the fully qualified name or IP address of the vRealize Orchestrator server and thevRealize Orchestrator port number, for example https://vrealize-automation-appliance-hostname:443/vco.

  • For a vRealize Operations endpoint, the address must be of the format https://host/suite-api.

Integrated credentials

If you enter your vSphere integrated credentials, you do not need to enter a user name and password.

This setting applies to vSphere endpoints only.

User name

Enter the administrator-level user name that you stored for the endpoint in the endpoint-specific format as suggested in the user interface.

Password

Enter the administrator-level password that you stored for the endpoint.

OpenStack project

Enter an OpenStack tenant name.

This setting applies to OpenStack endpoints only.

Organization

If you are an organization administrator, you can enter a vCloud Director organization name.

This setting applies tovCloud Director only.

Access key ID

Enter the Amazon AWS key ID.

This setting applies to Amazon endpoints only.

Secret access key

Enter your Amazon AWS secret access key.

This setting applies to Amazon endpoints only.

Port

Enter the port value to connect to on the proxy endpoint address.

This setting applies to Proxy endpoints only.

Priority

Enter a priority value as an integer greater than or equal to 1. The lower value specifies a higher priority.

The priority value is associated to the embedded VMware.VCenterOrchestrator.Priority custom property.

This setting applies to vRealize Orchestrator endpoints only.

Properties Tab

All endpoint types use a properties tab to capture custom properties or property groups and settings. For examples of custom properties for specific endpoint types, see Custom Properties Grouped by Function.

Association Tab

You can create an association to an NSX endpoint or a Proxy endpoint, depending on the endpoint you are associating from. You can associate a vSphere endpoint with an NSX endpoint to assign NSX settings to the vSphere endpoint. You can also associate a vCloud Air, vCloud Director, or Amazon endpoint with a proxy endpoint to assign proxy settings to the vCloud Air, vCloud Director, or Amazon endpoint.

Test Connection

You can use a test connection action to validate the credentials, host endpoint address, and certificate for a vSphere, NSX, or vRealize Operations Manager endpoint. See Considerations When Using Test Connection.