There is an alternative to using the vRealize Automation installation interface to create the configuration administrator account and initial content.


As the last part of installing vRealize Automation, you follow the process to enter a new password, create the configurationadmin local user account, and create initial content. An error occurs, and the interface enters an unrecoverable state.


Instead of using the interface, enter console commands to create the configurationadmin user and initial content. Note that the interface might fail after successfully completing part of the process, so you might only need some of the commands.

For example, you might inspect logs and vRealize Orchestrator workflow execution, and determine that the interface-based setup created the configurationadmin user but not the initial content. In that case, you can enter just the last two console commands to complete the process.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance console as root.
  2. Import the vRealize Orchestrator workflow by entering the following command:

    /usr/sbin/vcac-config -e content-import --workflow /usr/lib/vcac/tools/initial-config/vra-initial-config-bundle-workflow.package --user $SSO_ADMIN_USERNAME --password $SSO_ADMIN_PASSWORD --tenant $TENANT

  3. Execute the workflow to create the configurationadmin user:

    /usr/bin/python /opt/vmware/share/htdocs/service/wizard/initialcontent/ --host $CURRENT_VA_HOSTNAME --username $SSO_ADMIN_USERNAME --password $SSO_ADMIN_PASSWORD --workflowid f2b3064a-75ca-4199-a824-1958d9c1efed --configurationAdminPassword $CONFIGURATIONADMIN_PASSWORD --tenant $TENANT

  4. Import the ASD blueprint by entering the following command:

    /usr/sbin/vcac-config -e content-import --blueprint /usr/lib/vcac/tools/initial-config/ --user $CONFIGURATIONADMIN_USERNAME --password $CONFIGURATIONADMIN_PASSWORD --tenant $TENANT

  5. Execute the workflow to configure initial content:

    /usr/bin/python /opt/vmware/share/htdocs/service/wizard/initialcontent/ --host $CURRENT_VA_HOSTNAME --username $SSO_ADMIN_USERNAME --password $SSO_ADMIN_PASSWORD --workflowid ef00fce2-80ef-4b48-96b5-fdee36981770 --configurationAdminPassword $CONFIGURATIONADMIN_PASSWORD