The vRA virtual appliance (OVA) is downloaded from vmware.com and deployed to a vSphere environment. In a distributed deployment, you will deploy both primary and secondary nodes ahead of kicking off the deployment wizard.
The VA also includes the latest IaaS installers, including the required management agent (that will be covered in the next section).
- Download and Deploy vRA OVA (x2) to vSphere
- Configure VA properties
- Confirm Time settings
- Confirm accessibility post deployment
- Confirm DNS Resolution
I cannot emphasize enough how important DNS configuration is. Be sure all your network settings are valid and DNS resolution is working in all directions. As an added validation check, you can SSH to the appliance(s) at this point (using ROOT/ and confirm Network/IP/DNS is working as expected.
Now that the VA’s are deployed we can move on to prepare the IaaS nodes ahead of running through the Deployment Wizard.
Next Step: 04 – Prepare IaaS Hosts