You can configure Windows Firewall to allow or block specific traffic. For vRealize Automation to function correctly, ensure that network access to Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) and SQL Server is configured to allow access.

1

Log in to the VRA01MSSQL01.rainpole.local by using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client.

a

Open an RDP connection to the virtual machine VRA01MSSQL01.rainpole.local.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

Windows administrator user

Password

windows_administrator_password

2

From the Start menu, click Run, type WF.msc in the Open text box, and click OK.

The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security dialog box appears. You use Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to configure firewall properties for each network profile.

3

Allow Access for Microsoft SQL Server on TCP Port 1433.

a

In the navigation pane right-click Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, select and right-click Inbound Rules, and click New Rule in the action pane.

The New Inbound Rule Wizard appears.

b

On the Rule Type page of the New Inbound Rule Wizard, select the Port radio button, and click Next.

c

On the Protocol and Ports page, select TCP and enter the port number 1433 in the Specific local ports text box, and click Next.

d

On the Action page, select Allow the connection, and click Next.

e

On the Profile page, select the Domain, Private, and Public profiles, and click Next.

f

On the Name page, enter a Name and Description for this rule, and click Finish.

4

Allow access for Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator.

a

In the navigation pane right-click Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, select and right-click Inbound Rules, and click New Rule in the action pane.

b

On the Rule Type page click Predefined, click Distributed Transaction Coordinator, and click Next.

c

On the Predefined Rules page, select all rules for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (RPC-EPMAP), Distributed Transaction Coordinator (RPC), Distributed Transaction Coordinator (TCP-In), and click Next.

d

On the Actionpage, select Allow the connection, and click Finish.

5

Exit the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security wizard.