You can configure an instance of vRealize Automation from which you are collecting data.

Prerequisites

  • The super user must have the following privileges:
    • Infrastructure administrator rights for all tenants.
    • Infrastructure architect rights for all tenants.
    • Tenant administrator rights for all tenants.
    • Software architect roles for all tenants.
    • Fabric group administrator rights for all fabric groups, in all tenants.
  • Configure the vCenter adapter instance for the same vCenter that is added as an endpoint in the vRealize Automation system.
  • Use only DNS names and not IP addresses when you configure vRealize Automation 7.x in a vRealize Automation distributed setup. Add host file entries on all vRealize Operations Manager nodes in the /etc/hosts location if the DNS is not reachable using vRealize Operations Manager.

  • The super user account must be created for all the tenants by using an identical user name and password with the required permissions for successful data collection.

Procedure

  1. In the menu, select Administration, and then from the left pane, select Solutions > Repository.
  2. From the Repository page, on the right side, select VMware vRealize Automation 7.x from the Native Management Packs section, and click Activate.

    vRealize Automation 7.x is installed and appears in Other Accounts > Add Accounts pane.

  3. In the menu, click Administration, and then from the left pane click Solutions > Other Accounts > Add Accounts.
  4. Click vRealize Automation 7.x and configure the solution.
    Option Description
    Name The name for the adapter instance.
    Description (Optional) The description of the adapter instance.
    vRealize Automation Appliance URL The URL of the vRealize Automation CAFÉ appliance from which you are collecting data. Enter the host name, https://HostName, or the IP address, https://IP.

    If there is a load balancer for the CAFÉ appliances, the URL must have host name or IP address of the load balancer in the format https://HostName or https://IP.

    Credential To add the credentials to access the vRealize Automation environment, click the plus sign.
    • Credential name. The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
    • SysAdmin Username. The user name of the vRealize Automation system administrator.

      For information about the System Administrator, see System-Wide Role Overview.

    • SysAdmin Password. The password of the vRealize Automation system administrator.
    • SuperUser Username. The user name of the vRealize Automation super user. Create a user in vRealize Automation with specific privileges mentioned in the following note.
    • SuperUser Password. The password of the vRealize Automation super user.
    Advanced Settings To configure the advanced settings, click the drop-down menu.
    Collectors/Groups The collector on which the vRealize Automation 7.x runs.
    • For one collector instance, select Automatically select collector.
    • For multiple collectors, to distribute the workload and optimize performance, select the collector to manage the adapter process for this instance.
    Tenants Collects data for specific tenants associated with vRealize Automation. To collect data, configure the tenants in the following manner:
    • * (by default). Data is collected for all tenants.
      Note:
      • Tenant test is attempted for the first two tenants that are sorted based on alphabetical order. If some tenants do not have the required privileges, then vRealize Automation 7.x continues to collect data for the other tenants. Failure in collecting data for a tenant that does not have the required privileges is logged in the adapter.log file.
      • If any of the tenants do not have the required privileges, data is not collected for that tenant.
    • Comma separated list. Data is collected for the specific tenants that are listed and separated by comma.
    • !. Data is collected for all tenants except the ones listed after !.
    vRealize Automation Endpoint Monitoring
    • Enabled: Collects and monitors data for all the vRealize Automation object types with the compute clusters under managed resources.
    • Disabled: Collects and monitors data for only the reservation object type with the compute clusters under managed resources.
    vRealize Automation Enabled Intelligent Placement Default is On. Allows vRealize Automation to manage the placements of VMs that are part of the clusters managed by vRealize Automation. This mode is always On and used for work-load placement (WLP).
    Enable vRealize Automation system health monitoring Enable or disable health monitoring of the vRealize Automation system components. For example, Cafe and IAAS.
    vRealize Automation VA FQDN The vRealize Automation VA IP or FQDN details are required when the vRealize Automation system is HA enabled and runs behind a load balancer for component discovery.

    Enter these details only when you enable vRealize Automation system health monitoring.

    vRealize Automation adapter collection interval (minutes) The time interval between data collections by vRealize Automation 7.x.

    Default is 15 minutes. You can increase or decrease the amount of time between data collections. It is recommended that you do not change this value in large-scale environments.

    To change this value to less than 5 minutes, you must change the collection interval value in the adapter.

    Tenant resource collection interval (minutes) The time interval between the data collected by the tenants in vRealize Automation 7.x.

    Default is 240 minutes. You can increase or decrease the amount of time between data collections. It is recommended that you do not change this value in large-scale environments.

    To change this value to less than 5 minutes, you must change the collection interval value in the adapter.

    Business group resource collection interval (minutes) The time interval between the data collected by the business groups in vRealize Automation 7.x.

    Default is 60 minutes. You can increase or decrease the amount of time between data collections. It is recommended that you do not change this value in large-scale environments.

    To change this value to less than 5 minutes, you must change the collection interval value in the adapter.

    Blueprint resource collection interval (minutes) The time interval between the data collected by the blueprints in the vRealize Automation 7.x.

    Default is 60 minutes. You can increase or decrease the amount of time between data collections. It is recommended that you do not change this value in large-scale environments.

    To change this value to less than 5 minutes, you must change the collection interval value in the adapter.

    Autodiscovery Discover objects automatically.
    • To set automatic discovery for objects, select True.
    • To set off the automatic discovery, select False.
  5. Click Test Connection to validate the connection.
    If one of the tenant connections is successful, Test Connection is successful.
  6. Click Save Settings.