Before you can create an on-premises extensibility action integration or vRealize Orchestrator 8.x integration for vRealize Automation Cloud, you must deploy a cloud extensibility proxy on your vCenter Server or VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) library.

The cloud extensibility proxy is a virtual appliance (VA) used in the configuration of the on-premises extensibility action integrations and vRealize Orchestrator 8.x integrations in Cloud Assembly.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations.
  2. Click Add Integration.
  3. Depending on the integration type, select Extensibility Actions On Prem or vRealize Orchestrator.
    The New Integration page opens.
  4. Select New Cloud Extensibility Proxy.
  5. Download the cloud extensibility proxy OVA or copy the provided link.
    Note: Keep the Install Cloud Extensibility Proxy page in Cloud Assembly open. You must return to this page for a later step in the cloud extensibility proxy deployment.
  6. Navigate to your vSphere Client data center, click the name of your vCenter Server cluster, and select Deploy OVF Template.
    Note: You can also deploy the cloud extensibility proxy OVA on VMC. See Deploy a VM from an OVF Template in a Content Library in Managing the VMware Cloud™ on AWS Data Center.
  7. Enter the deployment information as prompted.
  8. Configure the network settings of the cloud extensibility proxy.
    1. For your network configuration, you must use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that can be resolved in reverse and forward DNS lookups.
      Note: If the host name displayed in the shell of the deployed cloud extensibility proxy is photon-machine, the network is not configured correctly.
    2. (Optional) Enter the IP address/hostname, port, and credentials of your network proxy.
    3. Enter a display name for the remote data collector (RDC).
      Note: The display name you enter for your RDC is used to identify the cloud extensibility proxy in the Cloud Proxies page of Cloud Assembly.
    4. Return to the Install Cloud Extensibility Proxy page in Cloud Assembly and copy the key provided in step 3.
    5. Return to the vSphere Client and paste the key in the VMware Cloud Services One Time Key (OTK) text box.
    6. Click Next.
  9. Review the deployment information and click Finish.
  10. After the deployment finishes, power on the cloud extensibility proxy.
    The cloud extensibility proxy automatically downloads and configures the components needed for your on-premises extensibility action integration or vRealize Orchestrator 8.x integration. This process can take up to 30 minutes to finish.
  11. In Cloud Assembly, navigate to Infrastructure > Connections > Cloud Proxies.
  12. Click the name of your cloud extensibility proxy.
  13. Validate that the status of the vro-agent and cloudassembly-abx-agent service proxies is RUNNING.
    Important: The deployment of the cloud extensibility proxy can fail, because of an error in obtaining a valid IP address for the OpenFaaS gateway service. See Troubleshooting the OpenFaaS service of the cloud extensibility proxy.
  14. For vRealize Orchestrator integrations, verify that the components are up and running.
    1. Navigate to https://my_extensibility_va_FQDN.com/vco-controlcenter.
    2. Log in as root.
    3. Select Validate Configuration, and confirm that the vRealize Orchestrator components are up and running.

Results

You can now use the deployed cloud extensibility proxy in configuring your on-premises extensibility action integration or vRealize Orchestrator 8.x integration.