vRealize Configuration Manager automates configuration and compliance management tasks.

Before you install vRealize Configuration Manager, decide on the appropriate configuration for your environment. Use the following resources to prepare for your vRealize Configuration Manager installation:

To ensure interoperability with the vRealize Configuration Manager, verify that vRealize Infrastructure Navigator is the correct version. For more information about VMware certified compatibility, see VMware Compatibility Guide for vRealize Configuration Manager.

A typical Installation verifies the prerequisites and assists you in correcting any that are missing. You then enter settings such as domain account credentials and installation paths, and start the installation.

Deployment Sequence

The high-level deployment sequence includes the following steps.

  1. Install the vRealize Configuration Manager components. See VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Installation Guide.

    1. Validate hardware and software requirements.

    2. Install and configure Windows Server 2008 R2.

    3. Add the vRealize Configuration Manager domain account as local administrator.

    4. Install the required software components.

    5. Add the vRealize Configuration Manager license.

      If you purchased vRealize Configuration Manager as part of vRealize Operations Management Suite, use the same license key you use for vRealize Operations Manager.

  2. Configure vRealize Configuration Manager.

    1. Configure vCenter Server integration.

    2. Configure virtual environments collections.

    3. Install agents.

    4. Create and run virtual environment compliance, patching, and change management.

    5. Configure vRealize Operations Manager integration.

    6. Create and run compliance badge mappings.

    7. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager and verify that vRealize Operations Manager badge mappings and compliance appear in the UI to confirm that the installation and initial configuration have finished successfully.