To enable workload placement, there are steps to take for vSphere, vRealize Operations Manager, and vRealize Automation.

  1. In Cloud Assembly, connect to your vCenter Server cloud account.

    The options are under Infrastructure > Connections > Cloud Accounts.

  2. In vCenter Server, verify that DRS enabled clusters exist and are set to fully automated.
  3. In vRealize Operations Manager, verify that the same vCenter Server is being managed.

    You need vRealize Operations Manager 8 or later.

  4. In Cloud Assembly, add the vRealize Operations Manager integration.

    The options are under Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations.

    To add the integration, you need the vRealize Operations Manager primary node URL below, plus the login username and password.


    After entering the values, click VALIDATE.

  5. Synchronize the integration to the vCenter Server by clicking SYNC.

    Also synchronize any time that Cloud Assembly and vRealize Operations Manager begin managing a new vCenter Server.

  6. In Cloud Assembly, create a cloud zone for the vCenter Server account.

    The options are under Infrastructure > Configure > Cloud Zones.

  7. Under the cloud zone Summary tab, set the Placement Policy to ADVANCED.
  8. Under the Placement Policy, select whether to have vRealize Automation fall back to its default placement if vRealize Operations Manager returns no recommendations.