vRealize Automation

vRA Part-16: How to Configure Entitlements in vRealize Automation

Entitlements in vRA determine which users and groups can request specific catalog items or perform specific actions. Entitlements are specific to a business group. You can entitle an entire service category, which entitles all of the catalog items in that service, including items that are added to the service after you create the entitlement.  In this post we will see on How to configure entitlements in vRealize Automation.

For each service, catalog item, or action that you entitle, you can optionally specify an approval policy to apply to requests for that item. So that when the end user requests for the service or the catalog items it goes to the approver for approval process, once approves approves then only service or catalog items will be provisioned.

Entitlements is part of catalog management but we have keep different post because of it’s configuration.

So let’s see how to configure entitlements in vRealize Automation:

Step 1:
Login to vRealize Automation console.
Go to Administration tab.
Expand Catalog management.
Select Entitlements.
Here you will see empty because we haven’t configured any entitlements yet.
Click on Green plus icon to create new entitlement.

configure entitlements in vra

Step 2:
Provide the Name & Description for the entitlement.
You can even set the expiration date for entitlement so after the date is expired entitlement will be removed.
Set the status as Active.
You can see that business group is already selected if it is not selected then you can choose your appropriate business group.
Select the Users & Groups who will be entitled for this.
Click Next to continue.

configure entitlements in vra

Step 3:
Here we have to configure three options which are Entitled services, Entitled Items & Entitled actions.
First click on green plus icon to configure Entitled services.

configure entitlements in vra

Here you will see the services you have created, you can choose the services which you want to entitle here.
You can also select the Approval Policy for the service.
Click OK to save.

configure entitlements in vra

Step 4:
You can see that Services is listed under entitled services.
Now click on green plus icon to entitle items.

configure entitlements in vra

Here you can entitle the items that you have created.
You can entitle single and multiple services as well.
So select the item which you want to entitle.
Click OK to save & close the prompt.

configure entitlements in vra

Step 5:
We have Entitled services & items , now we have to entitle actions for the items so that we can allow different actions for the end user.
Click on Green Plus icon to Entitle actions.

configure entitlements in vra

Here you can see available Actions for the entitled items so you can choose to allow or disallow actions for the end user.
Select the actions which you want to provide to the end user so he can perform specific tasks.
Click OK to save & close the prompt.

configure entitlements in vra

Step 6:
Now you can see that we have successfully configured all the entitlements which are entitle services, items & actions.
Click on Finish to create the entitlement & exit the wizard.

configure entitlements in vra

You can see that entitlement is created & configured.

configure entitlements in vra

Now we can check the entitlement by logging in as end user.
Login using the end user into vRA portal.

configure entitlements in vra

Here you can see that catalog items which are available for the user .

configure entitlements in vra

 

That’s it, Using this way you can entitle single or many services & catalog items to the end users so they can request for the resources when they required.

Now user can simply request for the resource for which they are entitled by clicking on the Request button.

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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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