You can deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance by using a vSphere client on the vCenter Server. The vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance will be in the OVA format.

About this task

For information about the list of currencies that are supported in vRealize Business for Cloud, see Currencies Supported in vRealize Business for Cloud.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to the vSphere server by using a vSphere client or web client as a user with administrator privileges.

  • Verify that your system meets all the requirements as described in vRealize Business for Cloud System Requirements.

  • If you plan to use the vRealize Automation-integrated vRealize Business for Cloud setup, verify that you have deployed and configured the vRealize Automation virtual appliance in your cloud environment. See vRealize Automation documentation.

  • If you plan to use the vRealize Business for Cloud standalone setup, verify that you have deployed and configured VMware Identity Manager in your cloud environment. See VMware Identity Manager documentation.

    Note:

    Installation of VMware Identity Manager does not require a license key.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client, select File > Deploy OVF Template.
  2. Browse to the OVA file, select it, and click Next.
  3. On the OVF Template Details pane, click Next.
  4. Accept the End User License Agreement and click Next.
  5. On the Name and Location pane, type a unique virtual appliance name according to the IT naming convention of your organization and click Next.

    If more than one data center is present, select the data center on which to deploy the virtual appliance.

  6. On the Host/Cluster pane, select the host or cluster on which to deploy the virtual appliance, and click Next.
  7. On the Storage pane, select the storage location on which to store the virtual appliance, and click Next.
  8. On the Disk Format pane, select Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed as the disk format and click Next.
  9. In the Network Mapping pane, select the destination network and click Next.
  10. On the Properties pane, perform the following steps:
    • Set the root user password for your appliance.

    • Select the currency of your choice.

      Note:

      You cannot change the currency configuration after deploying vRealize Business for Cloud. If you do not select a currency, US Dollar (USD) is selected, by default.

    • To deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud server, select the Enable Server option. If you are deploying only a data collector for remote access, deselect this option.

      Note:

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

    • Select the Enable SSH Service option for remote access to virtual machine Linux console. It is recommended to enable this option only if debugging of the appliance is required. You can also enable Secure Socket Shell (SSH) from the vRealize Business for Cloud web console. See Enable or Disable SSH Settings.

    • Select the Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program option to allow VMware to collect technical details about vRealize Business for Cloud usage. This information is automatically collected every seven days.

    • Configure the default gateway, DNS, static IP address, and netmask values. It is recommended to configure the default gateway, DNS, IP address, and netmask values manually.

    Click Next.

  11. Select Power on after deployment, and click Finish to confirm the settings and begin the deployment.

Results

The process of deploying the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance might take a few minutes.

What to do next

Start your appliance. See Start the vRealize Business for Cloud Appliance.