Select which vRealize Suite products to install in the private cloud environment.


  • Generate a SAN certificate with host names for each product to install.

  • Verify that your system meets the hardware and software requirements for each of the vRealize Suite products you want to install. See the following product documentation for system requirements.

  • If you are installing vRealize Automation, you must meet the following additional prerequisites.

    • Configure the vRealize Automation load balancer. See vRealize Automation Load Balancing .

    • Disable the second member of each pool in the vRealize Automation load balancer. You can reenable these members after installation is complete.

    • The cloud administrator has added all IaaS nodes and the Windows database server to the domain.

    • The Windows database server and IaaS meet all vRealize Automation prerequisites. See IaaS Windows Servers.

      Add the domain user as part of User Rights Assignment under Local Security Policies for Log on as a Service and Log on as a batch job.

    • The domain user has added the SQL server to the domain.

    • Add the domain user as part of the SQL DB user Logins list with the sysadmin privilege.

    • Install latest JRE (Java 1.8 or later) and create a JAVA_HOME environment variable on all Windows nodes.

    • Set User Access Control settings to Never Notify on both Windows and database server virtual machines.

    • Take a snapshot of the database machine and all Windows IaaS machines after configuration and before triggering the deployment in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

    • Configure one NSX Edge as Active and one as Passive for the Windows machine. For detailed information on how to configure the NSX Load Balancer, see Load Balancing the Cloud Management Platform in Region A.

    • Update the registry key on both Windows and database server virtual machines.

      1. Use the default powershell and run the following command as administrator on all Windows and database server virtual machines: Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "0"

      2. Reboot the Windows virtual machine.


  1. Select whether to install vRealize Suite products by product or solution.




    Select which individual vRealize Suite products to add to the private cloud environment and whether to do a new install of each product or import and existing installation of the product. For each new install, select the product Version and Size to install.


    Select a use case-based solution for the environment, and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager installs the vRealize Suite products and product versions best suited to that use case. You can mouse-over the product icons to see which products and product versions are included in each solution.

    vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager offers the following environment solutions:

    • IT Automating IT - Enable automation and simplification of workload provisioning tasks of production-ready infrastructure and applications across multi-cloud environments. For details, see VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT 4.0.

    • Micro-Segmentation - Enable distribution of firewall and isolation policies to create better network security built inside the data center.

    • Intelligent Operations - Enable proactive identification and remediation of performance, capacity, and configuration issues of the infrastructure. For details, see Monitoring and Alerting.

  2. Click Install.