VM Groups allow you to define the startup order of virtual machines. The startup order you define ensures that vSphere HA powers on virtual machines in the correct order.

1

Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

In the Navigator, select Host and Clusters and expand the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.

3

Create a VM Group for the vRealize Automation IaaS Database.

a

Select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.

b

On the Configure page, click VM/Host Groups.

c

On the VM/Host Groups page, click the Add button.

d

In the Create VM/Host Group dialog, enter vRealize Automation IaaS Database in the Name field, select VM Group from the Type drop down, and click the Add button.

e

In the Add VM/Host Group Member dialog, select vra01mssql01.rainpole.local and click OK.

f

Click OK to save the VM/Host Group.

4

Repeat step 3 to create the following VM/Host Groups.

VM/Host Group Name

VM/Host Group Member

vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances

vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Workers

vra01dem01.rainpole.local

vra01dem02.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agents

vra01ias01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vra01ias02.sfo01.rainpole.local

vRealize Orchestrators

vra01vro01a.rainpole.local

vra01vro01b.rainpole.local

vRealize Business Servers

vra01bus01.rainpole.local

vRealize Business Remote Collectors

vra01buc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

5

Create a rule to power on the vRealize Automation Database before the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances.

a

Select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.

b

On the Configure page, click VM/Host Rules.

c

On the VM/Host Rules page, click the Add button.

d

In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog, enter SDDC Cloud Management Platform 01 in the Name field, ensure that the Enable Rule check box is selected, select Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines from the Type drop down.

e

Select vRealize Automation Database for the First restart VMs in VM group drop down list.

f

Select vRealize Orchestrators for the Then restart VMs in VM group drop down list

g

Click OK to save the rule.

6

Repeat step 5 to create the following VM/Host Rules to ensure the correct restart order for your Cloud Management Platform.

VM/Host Rule Name

First restart VMs in VM group

Then restart VMs in VM group

SDDC Cloud Management Platform 02

vRealize Orchestrators

vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances

SDDC Cloud Management Platform 03

vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances

vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

SDDC Cloud Management Platform 04

vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

SDDC Cloud Management Platform 05

vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Workers

SDDC Cloud Management Platform 06

vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agents

SDDC Cloud Management Platform 07

vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

vRealize Business Servers

SDDC Cloud Management Platform 08

vRealize Business Servers

vRealize Business Remote Collectors