Tuesday, March 20, 2018

vRealize Suite LifeCycle Manager - Do it Yourself

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) is a fantastic approach from VMware to simplify the deployments, minimize administration and ensure best practices adoption for vRealize solution stack.

Organizations who have embraced the journey of Private Cloud and want to take the DIY approach can use vRSLCM as a toolset to manage their Deployments without getting into the granularities of creating low level designing. 
vRSLCM at the backend refers to VMware Validated Designs (VVD) and gives you options for various deployment models.

Its an appropriate tool for Greenfield setup for building up the entire stack from scratch including Installation and Initial Setup
for Brownfield setups for any upgrades or configuration drifts remediations.

The great news is that vRSLCM is a FREE tool for customers who have bought vCloud/vRealize suite.

This post share some of the artifacts on how to use the tool to build up and consume its services.

Step 1
Download vRSLCM OVA from the vmware.com/go/downloads. Deploy the OVA in your vCenter with FQDN, IP Address, DNS, Domain etc details and power it up.

Step 2
Default username is admin@localhost, Default password: vmware

Step 3
Go to the Settings menu and start Tab based configurations