Monday 25 September 2017

VMware vRealize Automation Architecture

Recently got chance to work on VMware vRealize Automation 7.x wherein I have seen the distributed deployment of vRealize Automation running with multiple F5 Load balancers, so thought of dedicating an article talking about the deployment and the various architectural components involved, this article provides a quick reference to the original post dedicated as Guest Blog on Vembu blog and give few other reference blogs that I have dedicated few months back. 

Before we proceed further with vRealize Automation Architecture let’s have a look on the posts that I have dedicated already talking about Installation of VMware vRealize Automation 6.2 vRealize Automation Installation Part 1 and vRealize Automation Installation Part 2

Another article dedicated which talks about the various layers (Infrastructure, Infrastructure Fabric, Fabric Group, Tenant and Business Group) and the admins responsible for managing each of these layers including (System Admin, Infra Admin, Fabric Admin, Tenant Admin) vRA Layers and Roles.

Apart from the installation and various layers/admins involved in VMware vRealize Automation we have also seen how we can provision machines in vRA and how to manage it. We also discussed about blueprints, multimachine blueprints, custom properties and last but not the least we talked about What’s New in vRealize Automation 7 where we discussed about the various updated features in vRA 7 (New Deployment Model Based on Needs – Minimal and Enterprise Distributed and High Availability) Installations.

Talks about the various deployment models i.e.
Simple Deployment Architecture which deploys vRealize Automation with few components including vRA appliance, Identity Manager, vRealize Orchestrator and vPostrgres Database and IaaS server.

Distributed Logic Deployment uses load balancer to provide more scalable and Highly Available Cloud Infrastructure

Part 2 of VMware vRealize Automation Architecture dedicated on Vembu Blog as Guest Bloggers talks about the core vRealize Automation and IaaS components involved and the functionalities of each of these components.

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