As the vSphere administrator, you want to deploy and configure the vRealize Automation appliance to prepare to install vRealize Automation.


  1. Download the vRealize Automation appliance open virtualization format (OVF) template from the VMware Web site.
  2. Log in to the vSphere Client as a user with system administrator privileges.
  3. Select File > Deploy OVF Template from the vSphere client.
  4. Browse to the vRealize Automation appliance OVF file you downloaded.
  5. Click Open and click Next.
  6. Click Next on the OVF Template Details page.
  7. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  8. Enter the virtual appliance name, vra01svr01, in the Name text box, select the domain to deploy the virtual appliance, and click Next.
  9. Follow the prompts until the Disk Format page appears.
  10. Verify that 5.3 GB is available to deploy the virtual appliance and click Next.
  11. Follow the prompts to the Properties page and configure the values.
    1. Enter the root password, VMware1!, to use when you log in to the virtual appliance console.
    2. Enter vra01svr01.rainpole.local in the Hostname text box.
    3. Select the SSH service check box to enable SSH service for the appliance and click Next.
    4. Set the Default Gateway address and DNS address.

      The sample Default Gateway address is and sample DNS address is

  12. Select Power on after deployment and click Finish.
  13. Click Close after the file finishes deploying into the vCenter Server.
  14. Wait for the host machine to restart.

    This process could take up to five minutes.

    A success message appears.

  15. Open a command prompt and ping vra01svr01.rainpole.local to verify that the vRealize Automation appliance is running.

What to do next

Enable time synchronization on your vRealize Automation appliance to ensure a successful installation.