vRealize Automation installation includes installing and configuring single sign-on (SSO) capabilities, the user interface portal, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) components.

You must ensure that your environment meets the requirements for you to deploy and use vRealize Automation. Use the following resources to prepare for your vRealize Automation installation:

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

Deployment Sequence

The high-level deployment sequence includes the following steps.

  1. Install and configure vRealize Automation. See vRealize Automation Installation and Configuration Guide.

    1. If you are not using vCenter Server for your single sign-on source, deploy and configure a VMware Identity Appliance.

    2. Deploy the load balancer for vRealize Automation appliances.

    3. Deploy, configure, and connect the vRealize Automation appliance to the single sign-on service.

    4. Complete prerequisites for an Infrastructure as a Service server.

    5. Download the Infrastructure as a Service setup file from the vRealize Automation server to the Infrastructure as a Service server.

    6. Install all components of the Infrastructure as a Service function.

    7. Verify Infrastructure as a Service services.

  2. Configure vRealize Automation tenants. See vRealize Automation System Administration.

  3. Log in to the tenant as the Infrastructure as a Service administrator and click the Infrastructure tab. If the page loads with no errors reported at the top of the screen, the installation finished successfully.

  4. Create a hypervisor or cloud endpoint to be able to connect to the deployment target. See vRealize Automation IaaS Configuration for Virtual Platforms.

  5. Create a new fabric group. If the compute resources from the endpoints that you configured appear in the list at the bottom of the screen, the connection to the endpoint is successfully established.

After installation, system administrators can customize the installation environment and configure one or more tenants, which sets up access to self-service provisioning and life cycle management of cloud services.

By using the secure portal Web interface, administrators, developers, or business users can request IT services and manage specific cloud and IT resources based on their roles and privileges. Users can request infrastructure, applications, desktops, and IT service through a common service catalog.