VCAP6-CMA Deploy – Objective 6.1: Configure Advanced Service Designer

Objective Overview

Objective 6.1: Configure Advanced Service Designer

  • Determine the appropriate vRO server deployment according to a deployment plan
  • Assign the Service Architect role to a user or group
  • Configure an external vRO server to run workflows
  • Create a vCO endpoint to enable vRA to communicate with an external vRO server
  • Configure advanced endpoints in ASD (vCenter, AD, SOAP, REST, PowerShell)

Objective Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

  1. A fully deployed vRealize Automation Solution (See Objective 1).

Objective Breakdown

Determine the appropriate vRO server deployment according to a deployment plan

I believe this Topic is talking about whether to use the embedded vRO, a single External vRO (Windows or Appliance) or a External vRO Cluster.

Whilst the recommendation has changed in vRealize Automation 7.x.  I believe the general recommendation in vRealize Automation 6.x was to use an External Orchestrator in anything but POC or Development environments.

Whether you need a vRealize Orchestrator 6 Cluster or a Standalone Server comes down to the availability and the number of concurrent workflows you would like to run.

Also, within a true multi-tenant environment (where the tenants are different organizations) from a security separation point of view, I don’t think Orchestrator Folders are going to cut it, so a vRO instance per tenant would be the recommendation.

Obviously the Appliance is always preferred over the Windows version!

Assign the Service Architect role to a user or group

I believe I have sufficiently covered the topic of assigning a Role to AD Users, AD Groups and Custom Groups in Objective 2.1

Configure an external vRO server to run workflows

I believe I have sufficiently covered the topic of configuring an External vRO Server in HOWTO: Deploy the vRealize Orchestrator 6.x Appliance for vRealize Automation.  Specifically Step 8 which is Configure vRealize Automation to use an External Orchestrator

Create a vCO endpoint to enable vRA to communicate with an external vRO server

I believe I have sufficiently covered the topic of configuring an External vRO Server in HOWTO: Deploy the vRealize Orchestrator 6.x Appliance for vRealize Automation.  Specifically Step 9 is Create an Orchestrator Endpoint in vRealize Automation.

Configure Advanced Endpoints in ASD (vCenter, AD, SOAP, REST, PowerShell)

 

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