VRLCM – vRealize Lifecycle Manager 8 Deployment

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates install, configuration, upgrade, patch, configuration management, drift remediation and health from within a single pane of glass for the vRealize components. vRSLCM frees IT Managers/Cloud admin resources to focus on business-critical initiatives, while improving time to value, reliability and consistency across their environments. It automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling a simplified operational experience.

Minimum Software Requirements

Verify that the system where you run vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager meets the following minimum software requirements.

  • vCenter Server 6.0
  • ESXi version 6.0

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Verify that the system where you run vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager meets the following minimum software requirements.

  • 16 GB memory
  • 127 GB storage

Supported vRealize Products for Greenfield Installation and Upgrade

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Ports

Install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Click Install on the vRealize Easy Installer window.

Click Next after reading the introduction.

Accept the License Agreement and click Next.

To specify vCenter Server details.

  • Enter the vCenter Server Hostname.
  • Enter the HTTPs Port number.
  • Enter the vCenter Server Username, and Password.

Click Next and you are prompted with a Certificate Warning, click Yes to proceed

You must specify a location to deploy virtual appliances.

Specify a resource cluster.

Store your deployment, allocate a datastore and click Next.

Set up Network and Password configuration, enter the required fields, and click Next.

The network configurations provided for all products are a one time entry for your configuration settings. The password provided is also common for all products and you need not enter the password again while you are installing the products.

Set up vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager configuration settings.

Enter a Virtual Machine Name, IP Address, and Hostname

With easy installer, you either import an existing VMware Identity Manager into vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager or a new instance of VMware Identity Manager can be deployed. For new VMware Identity Manager installation through easy installer only VMware Identity Manager 3.3.1 is allowed.
This is a mandatory step for a vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager deployment.

vRealize Automation installation is optional vRealize Automation can be deployed in a standard or a cluster mode. Standard supports a single node vRealize Automation and cluster mode supports 3 node vRealize Automation installation.

Review the summary page that contains the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, VMware Identity Manager, and vRealize Automation installation details.

Log In to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Use a supported Web browser to connect to your vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance by using the appliance’s IP address or host name.

https://IP address/vrlcm

Enter the administrator user name – admin@local

Register with My VMware

You can register with My VMware to access licenses, download product binaries and consume Marketplace content.

Enter your My VMware user name and password to enable vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to download product Binary through My VMware. You can also enter using the proxy server under My VMware Settings. Configuring My VMware Settings is optional if you do not have internet connectivity

Verify the account details being entered has the following entitlements.

vRealize Suite 2017 or 2018 or vCloud Suite 2017 or 2018 entitlement with download and view license permissions to download vRealize Suite.
vRealize Network Insight or NSX Data Center Enterprise Plus entitlement with download and view license permissions to download vRealize Network Insight.

Configure DNS Servers

Configure your DNS servers for configuring LCM appliance to resolve Host names and IPs from the domain name server.

  • Navigate to Lifecycle Operations dashboard and navigate to Settings > DNS Servers.
  • Click Settings and navigate to Servers and Protocols > DNS Servers.
  • Enter a DNS Server Name.
  • Enter a FQDN/IP Address and click Add.

Configure NTP Servers

Add the NTP servers in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager so that they can be referred while deploying vRealize Suite products. The NTP servers added in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager are not used by the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance itself, they are also used as input to vRealize Suite product deployment schema.

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