vRealize Automation

vRA Part-1: How to Deploy vRealize Automation Appliance Step by Step

vRealize Automation comes as an OVA appliance so first we have to deploy the OVA appliance on the cluster or host then we can do further deployment & configuration task. So deployment will be in 2 part in this part 1 of deployment we will see on how you can deploy vRA appliance in your vSphere environment & in part 2 we will see on further deployment & configuration of vRealize Automation appliance.

Before going for deployment make sure you have downloaded the vRealize automation OVF file from VMware portal & you have the license because in second part we will have to apply the license to the appliance for configuration & deployment.

So let’s see How to deploy vRealize Automation Appliance:

Select the cluster where you want to deploy vRA appliance.
Right click on the cluster & choose Deploy OVF Template.

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Step 2:
Deploy OVF Template wizard will start here.
Select local file & browse to the vRA Appliance.
Click Next to continue deployment.

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Step 3:
Provide the name & location for the appliance, click Next to continue.

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Step 4:
Select the compute resource for the appliance where appliance will run after deployment.
Click Next to continue.

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Step 5:
You will see the details about the appliance.
Click Next to continue.

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Step 6:
Read & accept the license agreement. click Next to continue.

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Step 7:
Choose the storage & disk format for the appliance deployment.
Click Next to continue.

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Step 8:
Select the network for the appliance & choose IP protocol.
Click Next to continue.

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Step 9:
Set the root password of the appliance & provide networking details such as hostname, IP, DNS etc.
Click Next to continue.

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Step 10:
Review the configuration & click Finish to start the appliance deployment.

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vRA appliance deployment is started & you can view it’s status in the recent tasks, it will take few minutes to complete the deployment.

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Once the vRA appliance is deployed successfully, Check our next part below for further installation & configuration of vRealize Automation:

How to Install & configure vRealize Automation Step by Step ?

If you don’t know how to setup vRA LAB than please check our LAB setup guide:

vRealize Automation Home LAB Setup.

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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