vRealize Business for Cloud 7.0.1 is compatible with vRealize Automation 6.2.3 and later 6.2.x versions, and with vRealize Automation 7.0 and 7.0.1 versions.

Deployment Scenarios

You can deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud appliance either with vRealize Automation standalone (use this approach if you do not own vRealize Automation) or with vRealize Automation with the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) component integrated.

Following are the scenarios to deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance:

  • Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation that is integrated with the IaaS component.

  • Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation that does not have IaaS integration.

Table 1. Deployment Scenarios

Scenario

Steps to perform

To deploy with vRealize Automation 6.2.x

  1. Deploy and configure VMware identity virtual appliance (SSO).

  2. Deploy the vRealize Automation virtual appliance and configure to point to identity virtual appliance.

  3. Deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance and then register vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation.

    Note:

    If you are using vRealize Business for Cloud standalone version, apply the vRealize Automation license key provided on the vRealize Automation tab of the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance.

To deploy with vRealize Automation 7.x.x

  1. Deploy the vRealize Automation virtual appliance.

  2. Deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance and then register vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation.

    Note:

    If you are using vRealize Business for Cloud standalone version, apply the vRealize Business for Cloud license key in the vRealize Automation virtual appliance.

Best Practices

  • For deploying remote data collectors, ensure that the data collector is in the same LAN where your vCenter Server setups are deployed. In case of embedded data collectors, deploy vRealize Business for Cloud in the same LAN where your vCenter Server setups are deployed.

  • Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) server in vRealize Business for Cloud, vCenter Server, VMware identity virtual appliance, and vRealize Automation, which ensures consistent reference time.