You use and manage your vRealize Automation environment with several interfaces.

User Interfaces

These tables describe the interfaces that you use to manage your vRealize Automation environment

Table 1. vRealize Automation Console

Purpose

Access

Required Credentials

You use the vRealize Automation console for these system administrator tasks.

  • Add tenants.

  • Customize the vRealize Automation user interface.

  • Configure email servers.

  • View event logs.

  • Configure vRealize Orchestrator.

  1. Start a browser and open the vRealize Automation appliance splash page using the fully qualified domain name of the virtual appliance:

    https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name.

  2. Click vRealize Automation console.

    You can also use this URL to open the vRealize Automation console: https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name/vcac

  3. Log in.

You must be a user with the system administrator role.

Table 2. vRealize Automation

Purpose

Access

Required Credentials

You use vRealize Automation for these tasks.

  • Request new IT services.

  • Create and manage cloud and IT resources.

  • Create and manage custom groups.

  • Create and manage business groups.

  • Assign roles to users.

  1. Start a browser and enter the URL of your tenancy using the fully qualified domain name of the virtual appliance and the tenant URL name:

    https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name/vcac/org/tenant_URL_name .

  2. Log in.

You must be a user with one or more of these roles:

  • Application Architect

  • Approval Administrator

  • Catalog Administrator

  • Container Administrator

  • Container Architect

  • Health Consumer

  • Infrastructure Architect

  • Secure Export Consumer

  • Software Architect

  • Tenant Administrator

  • XaaS Architect

Table 3. vRealize Automation Appliance Management. This interface is sometimes called the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI).

Purpose

Access

Required Credentials

You use vRealize Automation Appliance Management for these tasks.

  • View the status of registered services.

  • View system information and reboot or shutdown the appliance.

  • Manage participation in the Customer Experience Improvement Program.

  • View network status.

  • View update status and install updates.

  • Manage administration settings.

  • Manage vRealize Automation host settings.

  • Manage SSO settings.

  • Manage product licenses.

  • Configure the vRealize Automation Postgres database.

  • Configure vRealize Automation messaging.

  • Configure vRealize Automation logging.

  • Install IaaS components.

  • Migrate from an existing vRealize Automation installation.

  • Manage IaaS component certificates.

  • Configure Xenon service.

  1. Start a browser and open the vRealize Automation appliance splash page using the fully qualified domain name of the virtual appliance:

    https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name.

  2. Click vRealize Automation Appliance Management.

    You can also use this URL to open vRealize Automation Appliance Management: https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name:5480.

  3. Log in.

  • User name: root

  • Password: Password you entered when you deployed the vRealize Automation appliance.

Table 4. vRealize Orchestrator Client

Purpose

Access

Required Credentials

You use the vRealize Orchestrator Client for these tasks.

  • Develop actions.

  • Develop workflows.

  • Manage policies.

  • Install packages.

  • Manage user and user group permissions.

  • Attach tags to URI objects.

  • View inventory.

  1. Start a browser and open the vRealize Automation splash page using the fully qualified domain name of the virtual appliance:

    https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name.

  2. To download the client.jnlp file to your local computer, click vRealize Orchestrator Client.

  3. Right-click the client.jnlp file and select Launch.

  4. On the Do you want to Continue? dialog box, click Continue.

  5. Log in.

You must be a user with the system administrator role or part of the vcoadmins group configured in the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center Authentication Provider settings.

Table 5. vRealize Orchestrator Control Center

Purpose

Access

Required Credentials

You use the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center to edit the configuration of the default vRealize Orchestrator instance that is embedded in vRealize Automation.

  1. Start a browser and open the vRealize Automation appliance splash page using the fully qualified domain name of the virtual appliance:

    https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name.

  2. Click vRealize Automation Appliance Management.

    You can also use this URL to open vRealize Automation Appliance Management: https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name:5480.

  3. Log in.

  4. Click vRA Settings > Orchestrator.

  5. Select Orchestrator user interface.

  6. Click Start.

  7. Click the Orchestrator user interface URL.

  8. Log in.

User Name

  • Enter root if role-based authentication is not configured.

  • Enter your vRealize Automation user name if it is configured for role-based authentication.

Password

  • Enter the password you entered when you deployed the vRealize Automation appliance if role-based authentication is not configured.

  • Enter the password for your user name if your user name is configured for role-based authentication.

Table 6. Linux Command Prompt

Purpose

Access

Required Credentials

You use the Linux command prompt on a host, such as the vRealize Automation appliance host, for these tasks.

  • Stop or start services

  • Edit configuration files

  • Run commands

  • Retrieve data

  1. On the vRealize Automation appliance host , open a command prompt.

    One way to open the command prompt on your local computer is to start a session on the host using an application such as PuTTY.

  2. Log in.

  • User name: root

  • Password: Password you created when you deployed the vRealize Automation appliance.

Table 7. Windows Command Prompt

Purpose

Access

Required Credentials

You can use a Windows command prompt on a host, such as the IaaS host, to run scripts.

  1. On the IaaS host, log in to Windows.

    One way to log in from your local computer is to start a remote desktop session.

  2. Open the Windows command prompt.

    One way to open the command prompt is to right-click the Start icon on the host and select Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin).

  • User name: User with administrative privileges.

  • Password: User's password.