You can configure an instance of the vRealize Automation from which you are collecting data.

The super user must have the following privileges:

Infrastructure administrator rights for all tenants.

Tenant administrator rights for all tenants.

Software architect roles for all tenants (required only for vRealize Automation 7.0 and later installations).

Configure the vCenter adapter instance that is added by the vRealize Automation solution, for workload placements of the clusters managed by vRealize Automation.

Use only DNS names and not IP addresses when you configure the vRealize Automation solution in a vRealize Automation distributed setup. Add host file entries on all vRealize Operations Manager nodes in the /etc/hosts location if the DNS is not reachable using vRealize Operations Manager.

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In the menu, click Administration, and then from the left pane click Solutions.

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Select VMware vRealize Automation and click the Configure icon.

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Configure the solution.

Option

Description

Display Name

The name for the adapter instance.

Description

(Optional) The description of the adapter instance.

vRealize Automation Appliance URL

The URL of the vRealize Automation CAFÉ appliance from which you are collecting data. Specify the host name, https://HostName, or the IP address, https://IP.

If there is a load balancer for the CAFÉ appliances, the URL must have HostName or IP address of the load balancer in the format https://HostName or https://IP.

Credential

To add the credentials to access the vRealize Automation environment, click the plus sign.

Credential name. The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.

SysAdmin Username. The user name of the vRealize Automation system administrator.

For information on the System Administrator, see System-Wide Role Overview.

SysAdmin Password. The password of the vRealize Automation system administrator.

SuperUser Username. The user name of the vRealize Automation super user. Create a user in vRealize Automation with specific privileges mentioned in the note below.

SuperUser Password. The password of the vRealize Automation super user.

Advanced Settings

To configure the advanced settings, click on the drop-down menu.

Collectors/Groups

The collector on which the vRealize Automation solution runs.

For one collector instance, select Automatically select collector.

For multiple collectors, to distribute the workload and optimize performance, select the collector to manage the adapter process for this instance.

Tenants

Collects data for specific tenants associated with vRealize Automation. Configure the tenants in the following manner to collect data:

* (by default). Data is collected for all tenants.

Note

Tenant test is attempted for the first two tenants that are sorted based on alphabetical order. If some tenants do not have the required privileges, then the vRealize Automation solution continues to collect data for the other tenants. Failure in collecting data for a tenant that does not have the required privileges is logged in the adapter.log file.

Comma separated list. Data is collected for the specific tenants that are listed and separated by comma.

!. Data is collected for all tenants except the ones listed after !.

vRealize Automation Endpoint Monitoring

Enabled: Collects and monitors data for all the vRealize Automation object types along with the compute clusters under managed resources.

Disabled: Collects and monitors data for only the reservation object type along with the compute clusters under managed resources.

vRealize Automation Enabled Intelligent Placement

Default is On. Allows vRealize Automation to manage the placements of VMs that are part of the clusters managed by vRealize Automation. This mode is always On and used for work-load placement (WLP).

Autodiscovery

Discover objects automatically.

To set automatic discovery for objects, select True.

To set the automatic discovery off, select False.

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Click Test Connection to validate the connection.

If one of the tenant connections is successful, Test Connection is successful.

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Click Save Settings.