You can run a workflow to add a vRealize Automation host and configure the host connection parameters.


  1. From the drop-down menu in the Orchestrator client, select Run or Design.
  2. Click the Workflows view.
  3. Expand Library > vRealize Automation > Configuration.
  4. Right-click the Add a vRA host workflow and select Start workflow.
  5. Enter a unique name for the host in the Host Name text box.
  6. Enter the URL address of the host in the Host URL text box.
    For example: https:// hostname.
  7. (Required) Enter the name of the tenant in the Tenant text box.
    To use the full functionality of the plug-in for a tenant, create a dedicated vRealize Automation host for each tenant.
  8. Select whether to install the SSL certificates automatically without user confirmation.
  9. (Optional) To configure the length of time vRealize Orchestrator waits for a connection or response from vRealize Automation, enter timeout intervals in the Connection timeout (seconds) and Operation timeout (seconds) text boxes.
  10. Select the type of connection to the host from the Session mode drop-down menu.
    Option Actions
    Shared Session Enter the credentials for a vRealize Automation user in the Authentication username and Authentication password text boxes.
    Per User Session Connect using the credentials of the user that is currently logged in. You must be logged in to the Orchestrator client with the credentials of the vRealize Automation system administrator.
    To use this option with an external vRealize Orchestrator server, you must register the Orchestrator server in the vRealize Automation component registry.
    Note: To register an external vRealize Orchestrator server in the component registry, you must configure Orchestrator to use vRealize Automation as an authentication provider. For more information, see Installing and Configuring VMware vRealize Orchestrator.
  11. Click Submit.

What to do next

Add a vRealize Automation Infrastructure Administration host.