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I have already mentioned the members that will come with vRA 8 after the installation, but we follow a very different methodology from the previous version in the installation. With VMware 8 versions, it actually aims to eliminate the sometimes difficult installation processes of the products.
Easy installer can now be used to install each product in the simplest way possible. But first we need to talk about what we need to do when we install vRA 8. We can install our vRA appliance as 1 or 3 nodes. We do not have the opportunity to make a very detailed design here. You can set up 3 nodes for High Availability and 1 when you don’t want them. In addition, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is a product we will install with vRA 8. Thanks to this product, you can manage all processes that used to be difficult with stakeholders such as installation of vRA, which we call easy installer, patching and certification, from a single platform. In this way, you can detect errors that will occur immediately and you can undo everything done. I will make more detailed shares in the future for the product that supports more than one environment.
When installing vRA 8, Identity Manager is the most important structure we need to install. With this version, vRA performs all AD and login operations through this product. After completing the vRA installation, when you want to login, Identity Manager will greet you and direct you to your vRA Nodes according to the configuration you have made.
Important details to pay attention to: 3 for single node vRA (vRA Apliance – Lifecycle Manager – Identity Manager), H.A. Since we will create 5 virtual machines (3 vRA Apliance – Lifecycle Manager – Identity Manager) for one configuration, it is very important to open the necessary resource control network communication and DNS records (with PTR). If you are going to set up 3 nodes in one H.A structure. Load Balancer records must be done correctly before starting the installation. Here you can load the Appliances in a physical device. If you have NSX-T in your environment, it may be in NSX Load Balancer. Here are fine details such as moving the vlan of the appliance to the complete NSX or just loading the vRA Appliances from the NSX. You can also contact me whenever you need help on such a subject.
These two steps, which must be done but often seem simple, are of great importance. One of my customers had a lot of trouble with the Load Balancer part at the time of installation. For this reason, the environment and VM names we created in Lifecycle Manager when we were doing the wrong installations caused a problem after an unsuccessful installation. Maybe it stays registered somewhere and it is useful to change it once you are sure of everything. There is no official source for this and I will definitely share it with you if I go into more detail and find something about the product. Let me write to keep your mind somewhere. Hope to see you in my new articles