To use the placement policy to place machines when you deploy new blueprints, you configure vRealize Automation to use the analytics that vRealize Operations Manager provides. You also configure vRealize Operations Manager to apply a policy to consolidate and balance workloads to your cluster compute resources.

About this task

In vRealize Automation, you configure endpoints, create a fabric group, and add reservations. In vRealize Operations Manager, you configure a policy to support workload balance, and apply that policy to a custom group that includes your custom compute resources.

Prerequisites

Before the placement policy can suggest placement destinations for blueprints, you must perform several steps.

  • Understand the placement policy. See Placement Policy.

  • Verify that an endpoint exists in vRealize Automation for the vRealize Operations Manager instance being used for workload placement. See Create a vRealize Operations Manager Endpoint.

  • Verify that an endpoint exists in vRealize Automation for the vCenter Server instance. See Create a vSphere Endpoint.

  • Add reservations to the vCenter Server endpoint. See Reservations.

  • Add a fabric group, and verify that your user is a fabric group administrator. See Create a Fabric Group.

  • Verify that vRealize Operations Manager is monitoring the same infrastructure that vRealize Automation is monitoring, to ensure that they include the same vCenter Server instances. See VMware vSphere Solution in vRealize Operations Manager in the vRealize Operations Manager Information Center.

  • Understand and define the fill and balance settings in the vRealize Operations Manager policy used for workload placement. See Workload Automation Details in the vRealize Operations Manager Information Center.

Results

You configured vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations Manager to use workload placement analytics to suggest placement destinations for new blueprints.