vRealize Automation

vRA Part-17: How to Create Approval Policies in vRealize Automation

vRealize Automation allows you to create the approval policy so that when there is request for provision is it require approval or can be provisioned without approval. In this post we will see on How to create approval policies in vRealize Automation.

A tenant administrator or approval administrator can create approval policies. The policies can be for pre-provisioning or post-provisioning. If a pre-approval is configured, then the request must be approved before the request is provisioned. If it is a post-approval, the request must be approved before the provisioned item is released to the requesting user.

When a service catalog user requests an item that includes one or more approval policies, the approval request is sent to the approvers. If approved, the request moves forward. If rejected, the request is canceled and the service catalog user is notified regarding the rejection.

So let’s see How to create approval policy in vRA:

Step 1:
Login to vRealize Automation console.
Go to Administration tab.
Select Approval policies.
Here we can create & manage the approval policies.
Click on Green plus icon to create the approval policy.

create approval policy in vra

Step 2:
Select the approval policy type.
Here we are creating simple approval policy so when user requests an catalog items approval must be required to provision virtual machine. Based on your requirement you can select the approval policy type.
Select the option “Service catalog – Catalog Item Request”.
Click OK to save & close the prompt.

create approval policy in vra

Step 3:
Provide the Name & Description for the Approval policy.
Choose the status as active.
Here you can create Pre & Post Approval policies.
We are creating Pre Approval policy here.
Click on Green Plus icon to create the policy.

create approval policy in vra

Step 4:
Provide the Name & Description for the Pre Approval policy.
Specify when the Approval is required.
Select the Approvers & choose the Approver who will approve the request.
Click OK to create the policy.

create approval policy in vra

Step 5:
You can see that Pre Approval Policy is created successfully.
Click OK to save the approval policy & close the wizard.

create approval policy in vra

We have created the approval policy & it is listed below.

create approval policy in vra

 

That’s it, Using this way you can create the approval policy according to your requirement so when the end user requests any catalog items , approval must be required before provisioning. If approver approves the request than only catalog items will be provisioned.

In this way you can govern the requests & manage the requests.

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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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