VMware VVD solutions leverage vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) tool for the automated deployment and the lifecycle management of the vRealize Suite products, namely:
- vRealize Automation,
- vRealize Operations Manager
- vRealize Business for Cloud
- vRealize Log Insight.
Specifically posts Part1&2 in this series focus on deploying vRealize Automation (vRA). vRA provides the self-service portal and is the main user interface within the CMP itself. Full List of VMs and VIPs that make up a vRA install:
The components deployed automagically by vRSLCM are as follows:
2X vRealize Automation appliances behind a load balancer (linux appliances)
2X IaaS Web servers behind a load balancer (Windows)
2X IaaS Manager servers (Windows)
2X IaaS DEM servers (Windows)
2X IaaS proxy agents (Windows)
VVD on VxRail solution consists of two Domains (clusters):
- Management Domain
- Shared Edge and Compute Domain (Workload Domain)
All of the vRealize Suite components get deployed (by vRSLCM) into the Management Domain:
For more information on the architecture of VVD on VxRail please check out this cool lightboard video from Jason:
Pre-Reqs External to vRSLCM
- SQL server installation.
- DNS entries for all the components including virtual IP addresses.
- Ensuring NTP & time is correct across all related components.
- IaaS associated user accounts.
- NSX Load balancer.
- Windows template (vCenter).
Pre-Reqs Within vRSLCM
Begin by logging into vRSLCM GUI, defaut creds for local auth = admin@localhost\vmware.
- Home – Create Datacenter
- Register vCenter Server instance(s)
- Product Binaries (covered in part 2)
More to follow: Part 2 shall delve more into the deployment process…
Note: please use these posts as complimentary notes to official deployment documentation which can be found here:
-Dell EMC community VVD on VxRail landing page.
In advance of Part 2 some additional info:
VxRAIL – VVD 4.3 (Notes)
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – YouTube Channel