You use the Installation wizard to deploy a distributed installation with load balancers for high availability and failover.

Once you start the wizard you must complete it. If you cancel the wizard, you must redeploy the appliance to run the wizard again.

1

Log in to the first vRealize Automation appliance.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01svr01a.rainpole.local:5480/.

b

Log in using the following credentials. 

Setting

Value

User name

root

Password

vra_appA_root_password

The vRealize Automation Installation wizard appears.

2

On the Welcome to the vRealize Automation Installation Wizard page, click Next.

3

On the End User License Agreement page, accept the terms of the agreement and click Next.

4

On the Deployment Type page, specify the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Enterprise deployment

Selected

Install Infrastructure as a Service

Selected


5

On the Installation Prerequisites page, specify the following time server settings, click Change Time Settings, and click Next.

Option

Value

Virtual Appliance Time Sync. Mode

Use Tim Server

Time Server

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

Time Server

ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

6

On the Discovered Hosts page, verify that all Windows IaaS virtual machines are listed and that the time offset is within the -1 / 0 / 1 values and click Next.

Note

The Time Offset column shows the time delta between the vRealize Automation appliance and the Windows IaaS VMs. Time synchronization is critical. If there are values outside of the acceptable values, remediate those before you proceed.

7

On the vRealize Appliances page, enter the following settings to add the second vRealize Appliance based on the table below, click Next.

Setting

Value

Host

vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

Admin User

root

Password

vra_appB_root_password

8

In the pop up certificate warning message box, click OK to proceed.

9

On the Server Roles page, select the respective check boxes for each server based on their role and click Next.

Hosts

Role

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

Initial Web Server and Model Manager

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

Other Webs

vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

Manager Service

vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

Manager Service

vra01dem01.rainpole.local

DEM

vra01dem02.rainpole.local

DEM

vra01ias01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Agent

vra01ias02.sfo01.rainpole.local

Agent


10

On the Prerequisite Checker page, verify that the Windows servers for IaaS components are correctly configured.

a

Click Run and wait for the prerequisite checker to complete.

b

If warnings appear, click Fix.

c

Verify that the status of all IaaS components changes to OK and click Next.

11

On the vRealize Automation Host page, enter vra01svr01.rainpole.local in the vRealize Address text box and click Next.

12

On the Single Sign-On page, enter and confirm vra_administrator_password for the default tenant account administrator@vsphere.local, and click Next.

13

On the IaaS Host page, configure the following values and click Next.

Option

Value

IaaS Web Address

vra01iws01.rainpole.local

Manager Service Address

vra01ims01.rainpole.local

Security Passphrase

sql_db_pass

Confirm Passphrase

sql_db_pass

14

On the Microsoft SQL Server page, configure the following values, click Validate, wait for successful validation, and click Next.

Option

Value

Server Name

vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

Database Name

VRADB-01

Create new database

Selected

Default Settings

Selected

Use SSL for database connection

Deselected

Windows Authentication

Selected

15

On the Web Role page, configure the following values for the IaaS servers, click Validate, wait for successful validation, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Website Name

Default Web Site

Port

443

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local Username

rainpole.local\svc-vra

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local Password

svc-vra_password

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local Username

rainpole.local\svc-vra

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local Password

svc-vra_password


16

On the Manager Service Role page, configure the following values for the IaaS Web servers, click Validate, wait for successful validation, and click Next.

Active

IaaS Host Name

Username

Password

Selected

vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password

Deselected

vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password


17

On the Distributed Execution Managers page, click the Add icon as needed, specify the following settings, click Validate, wait for successful validation, and click Next.

IaaS Host Name

Instance Name

Username

Password

vra01dem01

DEM-WORKER-01

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password

vra01dem01

DEM-WORKER-02

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password

vra01dem01

DEM-WORKER-03

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password

vra01dem02

DEM-WORKER-04

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password

vra01dem02

DEM-WORKER-05

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password

vra01dem02

DEM-WORKER-06

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password


18

On the Agents page, configure the following values, click Validate, wait for successful validation, and click Next.

IaaS Host Name

Agent Name

Endpoint

Agent Type

Username

Password

vra01ias01.sfo01.rainpole.local

VSPHERE-AGENT-01

comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vSphere

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password

vra01ias02.sfo01.rainpole.local

VSPHERE-AGENT-01

comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vSphere

rainpole.local\svc-vra

svc-vra_password


19

On the next three certificates configuration pages, configure the certificates for all vRealize Automation. 

You complete three different certificate configuration pages for the different nodes using the same process and values from the vrealize.key file for the Private Key and the vrealize-full.pem file for all certificates stored in the vra folder.  For more information on certificate configuration, see "Use the Certificate Generation Utility to Generate CA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components" in the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation document.

a

On the vRealize Appliance Certificate page, specify the following settings, click Save Imported Certificate, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Certificate Action

Import

RSA Private Key

-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----------BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----private_key_value

Certificate Chain

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----Server_certificate_value-----END CERTIFICATE----------BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----Intermediate_CA_certificate_value-----END CERTIFICATE----------BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----Root_CA_certificate_value-----END CERTIFICATE-----

Passphrase

vra_cert_passphrase

b

Repeat this step on the Web Certificate and the Manager Service Certificate pages of the vRealize Automation Installation Wizard.


20

On the Load Balancers page, click Next.

Note

You configured load balancing in Load Balancing the Cloud Management Platform in Region A

21

On the Validation page, click Validate, wait for successful validation, and click Next

22

On the Create Snapshots page, do not close the wizard. Make snapshots of all vRealize Automation virtual machines.

a

In a browser, go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client to log in to vCenter Server.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

c

From the Home page, click VMs and Templates.

d

In the Navigator, expand the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > VRA01 folder.

e

Right-click the vra01dem01.rainpole.local VM and select Snapshots > Take Snapshot.

f

In the Take VM Snapshot dialog box, specify the following settings and click OK.

Setting

Value

Name

Prior to vRA IaaS component installation

Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

Selected

Quiesce guest file system

Selected

g

Repeat the step to create snapshots of the remaining vRealize Automation VMs.

Virtual Machine

vCenter Folder

vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01dem01.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01dem02.rainpole.local

VRA01

vra01ias01.sfo01.rainpole.local

VRA01IAS

vra01ias02.sfo01.rainpole.local

VRA01IAS

After you create snapshots of all virtual machines, return to the vRealize Automation Installation wizard.

23

On the Create Snapshots page, click Next.

24

On the Installation Details page, click Install.

25

On the Installation Details page, verify that all items complete successfully and click Next.

26

On the Licensing page, enter your vRealize_Automation_License_Key, click Submit Key, and click Next.

27

On the Telemetry page, select Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program and click Next.

28

On the Post-Installation Options page, select Continue to proceed without creating initial content and click Next.

29

Click Finish to exit the wizard.