Initial vRealize Automation (vRA) Configuration Part 2 - Create A Fabric Group

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Create a Fabric Group

Fabric groups are a security construct in vRealize Automation that define which administrators can control resources on a particular set of hardware/compute resources.  These resources might be vCenter clusters, or AWS regions, or other hypervisors and cloud resources.  Once an endpoint has been created and has collected data from the service it’s connecting to, the next step is to create or modify a fabric group to add permissions to those resources to be managed by users in vRealize Automation.  Before you can utilize the compute resources or create reservations against them, they must be managed by at least one fabric group.

To create a fabric group, use the following procedures:

  1. Click the Infrastructure tab.
    Click the Infrastructure Tab
  2. Click the Endpoints sub-menu on the left.
    Click the endpoints sub-menu
  3. Click the Fabric Groups menu item on the left.
    Click the Fabric Groups menu item
  4. Click the “New” button.
    Click the New button
  5. Enter a name for the fabric group, search for and add administrative users, and check all of the compute resources that should be managed by this fabric group. If no compute resources are visible in the list on this screen, then data collection either has not completed or has failed for one or more endpoints.
  6. Click the “OK” button to create the fabric group.
    Enter fabric group information and click the Next button
  7. Log out and log back in to the vRealize Automation portal if the user you’re currently logged in as was just added to its first fabric group. This will add previously unavailable options in the Infrastructure tab.
  8. Click the Infrastructure sub-menu on the left.
    Click the Infrastructure Sub-menu
  9. Click the Compute Resources sub-menu on the left.
    Click the Compute resources sub-menu
  10. Click the Compute Resource menu item on the left.
    Click the Compute Resources menu item
  11. View the list of compute resources and verify all expected items are present. Select one or more vCenter clusters and lick the Data Collection menu item.
    Click the data collection button on a compute resource
  12. View the status of all the data collection categories and verify that they have all been successful.
  13. Click the “OK” button to exit the data collection screen.
    Click the OK button


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