Part 5: vRA 7.5 Sub tenant Creation and Branding

In this post will cover the Sub tenant creation, why do we need sub tenant and branding. We will also cover ad integration in this post as you are aware vra appliance will have in built identity manager instance which will help in such integrations will discuss them below in detail.

It is not recommended to use the default tenant or configure it to use for automation purposes. So create a sub-tenant and configure all the required things. If there are any issues with the sub-tenant it can be deleted and nothing will impact the default tenant.

Every subtenant can be branded differently and configured with diff settings which will help if you might need to create another tenant in future.

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

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Sub-Tenant Creation

Login to default tenant with administrator account to create sub-tenant

Click on tenants – new


provide the tenant Name and Url name.

the url format is https://<vra-fqdn>/vcac/org/<tenantName> , so in my case my url for tenant would be https://vra.sslab.com/vcac/org/sslab


Click on Local users and add new local users, the local users created in here are local to this tenant only.


Provide the name, url and login name and password


review


search the vra account created as local account and add it to tenant and IaaS administrators – review and finish.

from now on will use the local account to login to our tenant sslab

Tenant Branding

Login to our tenant sslab with url https://vra.sslab.com/vcac/org/sslab with vra admin account created in earlier step.

Click on administration – branding – login screen branding – upload the logo and change the colors.


so it will look like this.


similarly change the vra page branding also.

Active Directory Integration with Sub tenant

Now as we are using the local accounts we need to integrate with active directory.

Note: for integrating with active directory for sub-tenant first the default tenant vsphere.local needs to be integrated which is covered in previous post.


Provide the ad details as shown below, select samaccount name


provide the base DN and service account DN with password, test connection


click Next


make sure the username is mapped to samaccountname – next


provide the DB for AD Groups if you give root it will fetch all in my case 53 groups. select all to import


provide the user DN’s


review and click sync directory


As my ad is small it took few seconds , if your domain in large with lots of users wait for 5-10 mins for sync to finish.


notice that it has created an IDP for our sslab.

With this Part 5 is completed , sub tenant is created and will move on to next steps of configuring subtenant.

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

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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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