This article will demonstrate the process of accomplishing the basic configuration of vRA 7 by requesting the catalog item “vSphere Initial Setup”, which has been created as described in the previous article (8.17).
9.1 Access your vRA Appliance console by navigating to fqdn-of-your-appliance/vcac in your browser
9.6 After clicking Submit, switch to the Requests tab and make sure that there’s a entry for “vSphere Initial Setup” with status “In Progress”
9.7 Go the the Inbox tab and click Manual User Action in the left side navigation. Click the Refresh button at the bottom regularly until an entry appears
9.8 By following the wizard provided by that task, you are able to specify additional information regarding your desired Reservation. You can also import Virtual Machine Templates for using them as VM Blueprints
The basic configuration of vRealize Automation 7 now is completed and you are able to login on the Tenant with the user defined in step 9.4. If you chose to create a new Tenant – as I did, the URL is fqdn-of-your-appliance/vcac/org/tenant-name.
The further configuration which can be accomplished from now depends on the underlying infrastructure. A potential next step would be to link an Active Directory in order to enable your existing users access to the Tenant. Additionally, you should make use of the internal functionalities of vRA 7 to assign only the required permissions to the users.
That’s it folks. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us!