This is part of my VCP7-CMA study guide – Objective 3.3: Install and Configure vRealize Business Standard for use with vRealize Automation.
- Create and configure a vRealize Business tenant
- Create a user based on defined credentials for vRealize Business in vRealize Automation
- Select the credentials for the vRealize Business user
- Configure vRealize Business to connect to vRealize Automation
- Reference Architecture
- Upgrading from vRealize Automation 6.2 to 7.0.1
- vRealize Business for Cloud Installation and Administration Guide
- vRealize Business for Cloud User Guide
Install vRealize Business Standard
- Deploy the OVF template and follow the wizard –
- Customize Template –
Currency – You cannot change the currency configuration after deploying!
Enable Server – Select the Enable Server option if this is going to be the vRealize Business for Cloud server, If you are deploying only a data collector for remote access then deselect this option.
Networking – Make sure you expand the Networking Properties at the bottom of the page and configure the IP ,default gateway, netmask and DNS.
- Go grab a cup of coffee and wait for the deployment to complete.
Configure vRealize Business Standard
- Log-in to the vRB console – https://vrb-fqdn-or-ip:5480
- Before registering with vRA we need to configure NTP.
Navigate to Administrator > Time Settings.
- Configure the “Time Sync. Mode” to “Use Time Server” and write down the IP or DNS of your NTP server.
- Now let’s register the vRealize Business with the vRealize Automation,
go to vRealize Automation Tab,
Hostname – IP or hostname of the vRealize Automation Appliance.
SSO Default Tenant – this will be your default tenant name, usually – vsphere.local.
SSO Admin User – only the user name of the administrator…
SSO Admin Password – well… the admin user password.
Accept “vRealize Automation” certificate – Yes please. if this is the first time you register this with vRA – you need this.
- After you click “Register” it will take a few moments – Make sure you see this green text – “Registered with vRealize Automation” and the SSO Status – “Connected to vRealize Automation”.
- Next we need to configure vRealize Automation to use vRealize Business for Cloud and assign permissions.
- Log in to the vRealize Automation – https://vRA_hostname/vcac/org/tenant
- Go to Administration tab > Users & Groups and select Custom Groups.
- Select the user or group you want to add the vRB role
- From the “Add Roles to this Group” – select the required privileges.Some clarification from the official documentation (page 23 ) –
- If the user has to perform all administration tasks such as managing connections, managing public cloud account, updating reference database, assign the Business Management Administrator role to a user who has the Tenant Administration role.
- If the user has to view and update the cost information only, assign Business Management Administrator role.
- If the user has to view the details but not update the information, assign Business Management Read only role.
- If the user has to view the assigned tenant details, but not perform other administration, assign the Business Management Controller role.
- Click Update and Refresh the browser (log-out and log-in will do magic sometime…).
- The Business Managment tab is available in the vRA UI.
- Click the Business Managment tab and enter your license key.
Next will be to add the vCenter server to vRB, I think its out of the scope of the exam but here it is –
- Configure the vCenter in vRB.
Go to Administration > Business Managment.
- Extend the vCenter Server and click the + sign
Here you will add your “Resource” vCenter – where you are provision VMs from vRA.
- When prompt – Select to Install the certificate.
- Go back to Business Managment tab and click on the “Status” sign. Click “Update Now” under the vCenter data collection and wait for the data collection to run successfully.
- Back to the Business Managment tab and you should see some data.