For network and security purposes, you can create and associate an NSX-T cloud account with a vCenter cloud account.
- vRealize Automation can point to one of the NSX managers. With this option, one NSX manager receives the API calls from vRealize Automation.
- vRealize Automation can point to the Virtual IP of the cluster. With this option, one NSX manager assumes control of the VIP. That manager receives the API calls from vRealize Automation. In case of failure, another node in the cluster assumes control of the VIP and receives the API calls from vRealize Automation.
For more information about VIP configuration, see Configure a Virtual IP (VIP) Address for a Cluster in the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide at VMware NSX-T Data Center Documentation.
- vRealize Automation can point to a load balancer VIP to load-balance the calls to the three NSX managers. Using this option, all three NSX managers receive API calls from vRealize Automation.
You can configure the VIP on a third-party load balancer or on an NSX-T load balancer.
For large scale environments, consider using this option to split the vRealize Automation API calls among the three NSX managers.
- Verify that you have the required administrator credentials and have enabled HTTPS access on port 443. See Credentials required for working with cloud accounts in vRealize Automation.
- Verify that you have the cloud administrator user role. See What are the vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly user roles.
- Verify that you have a vCenter cloud account to use with this NSX cloud account. See Create a vCenter cloud account in vRealize Automation.
- Verify that you have properly configured your ports and protocols to support the cloud account. See the Ports and Protocols for vRealize Automation topic in Installing vRealize Automation with vRealize Easy Installer and the Port Requirements topic in vRealize Automation Reference Architecture Guide in the vRealize Automation product documentation.
- Select Add Cloud Account. and click
- Select the NSX-T account type and enter the host IP address for the NSX-T endpoint manager instance or VIP (see above).
- Enter your NSX administrator credentials and click Validate.
The assets associated with the account are collected.
If the NSX host IP address is not available, validation fails.
- If available, select the vCenter endpoint that represents the vCenter cloud account that you are associating with this NSX-T cloud account.
- If you want to add tags to support a tagging strategy, enter capability tags.
You can add or remove capability tags later. See How do I use tags to manage vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly resources and deployments.
- Click Save.
What to do next
You can create or edit a vCenter cloud account to associate with this NSX cloud account. See Create a vCenter cloud account in vRealize Automation.
Create and configure one or more cloud zones for use with the data centers that are used by this cloud account. See Learn more about vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly cloud zones.
Configure infrastructure resources for this cloud account. See Building your vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly resource infrastructure.