vRealize Automation

Initial vRealize Automation (vRA) Configuration Part 2 - 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.

Initial vRealize Automation (vRA) Configuration Part 1 - Endpoint Configuration

Endpoints enable external communications from vRealize Automation to other systems that perform various functions from virtual machine hosting and provisioning to networking & security and orchestration.

In this part of the initial configuration, we'll cover the creation of some of the main endpoints you'll likely encounter in a vRealize Automation deployment, including vCenter, NSX, vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS).

For this example vRA v7.3 is assumed.  vRO 7.3, NSX 6.4, and vROPS 6.6.1 are all assumed.