VMware vRealize Automation has a different architecture methodology to provide the cloud management platform.
It is important first to determine which deployment architecture and flavor of vRealize Automation you will deploy, and this decision is based on your business needs.
I’ll demonstrate all of those options below.
Standard Deployment Architecture
The standard deployment architecture requires the following components:
- Lifecycle Manager
- VMware Identity Manager
- vRealize Automation
Clustered Deployment Architecture
The clustered architecture has many possible configurations as shown below.
vRA will be deployed as multiple appliances in this scenario.
vRealize Automation 8.0 Versus vRealize Automation Cloud
In essence, you need to decide whether to start with On-Premises or VMware Cloud.
Depending on the features available in each flavor, I will help you make a decision.
VMware vRealize Automation On-Premises is similar to VMware Cloud Services, but there are many differences. Below is a list of some of these differences.
VMware Cloud services offer web-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions.
In the next part, I will list the step-by-step standard deployment of vRealize Automation 8.6.2