vRealize Business for Cloud is compatible with multiple versions of vRealize Automation. You can also deploy vRealize Business for Cloud 7.1 in a standalone mode leveraging external VMware Identity Manager, without vRealize Automation integration.

Following are the scenarios to deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance:

Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation that is integrated with the IaaS component.

Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud with standalonevRealize Automation, which does not have IaaS integration (use this approach if you do not own vRealize Automation.

Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud with VMware Identity Manager.

Deployment Scenarios

Scenario

Steps to perform

To deploy with vRealize Automation 6.2.3 and later 6.2.x

1

Deploy and configure VMware identity virtual appliance (SSO).

2

Deploy the vRealize Automation virtual appliance and configure to point to identity virtual appliance.

3

Deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance.

4

Register vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation.

Note

If you are using vRealize Automation standalone version, apply the vRealize Automation license key provided on the vRealize Automation tab of the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance.

To deploy with vRealize Automation 7.x, and 7.0.x

1

Deploy the vRealize Automation virtual appliance.

2

Deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance.

3

Register vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation.

Note

If you are using vRealize Automation standalone version, apply the vRealize Business for Cloud license key in the vRealize Automation virtual appliance.

To deploy with VMware Identity Manager

1

Deploy the VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance.

Note

Installation of VMware Identity Manager does not require a license key.

2

Deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance.

3

Register vRealize Business for Cloud with VMware Identity Manager.

For deploying remote data collectors, ensure that the data collector is in the same LAN where your vCenter Server setups are deployed. In case of embedded data collectors, deploy vRealize Business for Cloud in the same LAN where your vCenter Server setups are deployed.

Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) server in vRealize Business for Cloud, vCenter Server, VMware identity virtual appliance, and vRealize Automation, which ensures consistent reference time.