Part 1: Deploying vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Appliance

In this post will cover the first step for vRA to deploy the appliance. The pre-requisites are clearly mentioned below. gather them before starting the deployment.

Please find the links for all the posts in this series below.

  1. Introduction and Design : Installing and Configuring vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5
  2. Part 1: Deploying vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Appliance
  3. Part 2: Installing SQL for vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5
  4. Part 3: vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Installation and IIS server Configuration
  5. Part 4: vRA 7.5 Initial Configuration of Default tenant and AD Directory Sync
  6. Part 5: vRA 7.5 Sub tenant Creation and Branding
  7. Part 6: vRA 7.5 Custom Groups, End points and Reservation Configuration
  8. Part 7: vRA 7.5 Infrastructure and XaaS Blue Prints Creation
  9. Part 8: vRA 7.5 Approvals, Catalog Management and Testing Blue Prints
  10. Part 9: vRA 7.5 fixing installation errors and configuration issues

Pre-requisites

  • Download vRA appliance ova file from myvmwae portal.
  • vCenter/ESXi host with enough resources to deploy the appliance.
  • Enough computer resouce for vRA appliance ( 4vcpu/18 GB RAM)
  • Static IP for vra appliance and port group info.
  • DNS server IP’s and Domain name details
  • vRA hostname which will be used for accessing portal.
  • DNS record for vra.sslab.com pointing to above IP. ( forward/reverse lookup DNS)

Deploying vRA appliance

Login to vCenter and click on the Cluster or host to which you wanted to deploy the vRA appliance.

Create virtual machine – select deploy OVA – Next – Provide Name and click in the area below and browse the vRA OVA file.

Select the datastore to which the vRA appliance needs to be deployed.

Accept – Next

Select vLan port group – next

Provide appliance root password, enable SSH and hostname – Expand Networking

Provide below details

  • Default gateway : 192.16.1.1
  • domain name: sslab.com
  • Domain search path : sslab.com
  • DNS : 192.168.1.150
  • Network IP (vra IP) : 192.168.1.110
  • mask : 255.255.255.0

Review everything and Click Finish

With this the vRA appliance deploying is completed. will move on to SQL DB and IaaS deployment in next posts.

Please find the links for all the posts in this series below. Click on the link below for the next post in this series.

  1. Introduction and Design : Installing and Configuring vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5
  2. Part 1: Deploying vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Appliance
  3. Part 2: Installing SQL for vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5
  4. Part 3: vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.5 Installation and IIS server Configuration
  5. Part 4: vRA 7.5 Initial Configuration of Default tenant and AD Directory Sync
  6. Part 5: vRA 7.5 Sub tenant Creation and Branding
  7. Part 6: vRA 7.5 Custom Groups, End points and Reservation Configuration
  8. Part 7: vRA 7.5 Infrastructure and XaaS Blue Prints Creation
  9. Part 8: vRA 7.5 Approvals, Catalog Management and Testing Blue Prints
  10. Part 9: vRA 7.5 fixing installation errors and configuration issues

Hope this post is useful, please leave your comments below.

Siva Sankar

Siva Sankar works as Solution Architect in Abu Dhabi with primary focus on SDDC, Automation,Network Virtualization, Digital Workspace, VDI, HCI and Virtualization products from VMWare, Citrix and Microsoft.

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