You can use the installation wizard to create a private cloud environment and install vRealize Suite products.

Prerequisites

  • Configure OVA settings for the products to install. See Configure Product OVA Settings.

  • Ensure that you have added a vCenter to the data center with valid credentials and the request is complete. See Add a vCenter to a Data Center.

  • Generate a single SAN certificate with host names for each product to install from the Certificate tab in the UI.

  • 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.

    • If you are using Windows 2012 as IaaS machine for vRealize Automation deployment, log in to windows machine at least once as a domain user. If you do not login at least once to the IaaS machines, then the following error appears:

      Private key is invalid: Error occurred while decoding private key. The computer must be trusted for delegation 
      and the current user must be configured to allow delegation.
    • 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.

    • Verify that the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 values are not present in the IaaS windows machine registry path HKLM SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols .

  • If you are importing an existing vRealize Operations Manager installation, set a root password for that installation.