As the vSphere administrator, you specify all your deployment configuration parameters before you begin the installation process. You can update or edit any of your configuration choices before you start the installation.

Procedure

  1. Enter vra01svr01.rainpole.local in the vRealize Address text box on the vRealize Automation Host page of the installation wizard.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Enter the password VMware1! to create a system administrator login administrator@vsphere.local who can access the default tenant.

    Do not end your password with an equal sign (=). The password is accepted, but results in errors when you perform operations such as saving endpoints.

  4. Click Next.
  5. Enter the IaaS Host information.

    Option

    Input

    IaaS Web Address

    vra01iaas.rainpole.local

    Install IaaS Components

    Select vra01iaas01.rainpole.local from the drop-down menu.

    Username and Password

    Provide administrative credentials for your Windows IaaS server.

    Database Security Passphrase

    VMware1!

  6. Click Next.
  7. Enter the SQL Server information.
    1. Enter vra01iaas.rainpole.local in the Server name text box.
    2. Enter vra in the Database name text box.
    3. Select Create new database.
    4. Accept the remaining default configurations.
    5. Click Validate to confirm your settings.
  8. Verify the configuration information for the Distributed Execution Manager (DEM) in your deployment.

    Option

    Input

    IaaS Host Name

    vra01iaas01.rainpole.local

    Instance Name

    DEM

    Username and Password

    Verify the provided administrative credentials for your Windows IaaS server.

  9. Click Validate to verify your settings and then click Next.
  10. Required: Enter the vSphere agent information so vRealize Automation can manage your vSphere resources.

    Option

    Input

    IaaS Host Name

    vra01iaas01.rainpole.local

    Agent Type

    vSphere

    Agent Name

    vCenter

    Endpoint Name

    Rainpole vCenter. The name you enter here is the same name you must enter later when you create your vSphere endpoint during IaaS configuration.

    Username

    administrator@vsphere.local

    Password

    VMware1!

  11. Click Validate to verify your settings and then click Next.
  12. Generate certificates for your vRealize Automation appliance and Windows IaaS server.
    1. Select Generate Certificate from the Certificate Action menu for the vRealize Automation appliance.
    2. Enter organizational information.

      Option

      Input

      Organization

      Rainpole

      Organizational Unit

      Dev Environment

      Country Code

      Input your country code, for example US.

    3. Click Save Generated Certificate and click Next.
    4. Repeat this step to generate a Web certificate for your Windows IaaS server and click Next.
    5. Because you installed the Manager Service and Web components on the same IaaS server, click Next on the Manager Service Certificate page.
  13. Click Validate to confirm the information you entered is correct.
    Note:

    The validation process can take between 10 minutes to half an hour. Do not close the installation wizard or click Next while this process is running.

  14. Correct any errors that might appear and repeat the validation process.

Results

You validated your deployment configurations and you are ready to install vRealize Automation.

What to do next

Take snapshots of your machines before you start the installation so you can recover your environment if anything goes wrong.