HOWTO: Deploy the VMware vRealize Automation 6.x Appliance (OVA)

This post is a part of a series of posts for preparation for the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam.  For the full exam prep resources check here.

Step by Step Instructions

Deploying the VMware vRealize Automation Appliance

Within the VMware vSphere Web Client, right click and select Deploy OVF Template.

Click Browse, navigate to the location of the vRealize Automation OVA, select it and then click Open.

Click Next.

Enter the vRealize Automation Appliance name into the the Name text field and then select the Datacentre or folder location to deploy the Appliance.

Click Next.

Select the appropriate cluster, host or resource pool and then click Next.

Click Next.

Click Accept and then Next.

Select the appropriate storage format and location and then click Next.

Choose the correct Port Group from the Destination Network dropdown and click Next.

 

Uncheck the Customer Experience Improvement Program checkbox, check the Enable SSH service in the appliance checkbox (this can be disabled later), enter the FQDN of the Identity Appliance into the Hostname text field and enter (then confirm) the root password in the Enter password and Confirm password text fields.

 

Click on Networking Properties to expand the options and scroll down to expose the new fields to complete.

Enter the Gateway IP Address into the Default Gateway text box, enter the domain into the Domain Name text box, enter the IP Address(es) of the DNS Server(s) into the DNS text box, enter the Appliance IP Address into the Network 1 IP Address text field and finally add the Netmask into the Network 1 Netmask text field.

Click Next.

Click Finish.

(The vRealize Automation 6 Appliance will now be deployed.)

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