vRealize Automation 6 Customizations

vRealize Automation 6 Customizations

It may seem like a trivial thing, but setting up some customizations for your vCAC (now renamed vRealize Automation) deployment can really make your IaaS solution stand out, and a good looking portal might help with buy-in from your users.

Branding

Setting up your portal with a logo and a color scheme that mimic’s your organization is a typical thing to do after getting a portal up and running.

Login to your vCAC instance with a Tenant Administrator login, go to the Administration Tab –>  Branding.  Here, you can upload your logo, add a product name (or department name), background colors, text colors and whatever you’d like.

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Go to the footer tab to add links to copyright notices and privacy policies.

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Email Setup

To connect your vCAC to a mail server, go to Administration Tab –> Notifications –> Email Servers.  Here you can click the gree “+” sign and add either an inbound or an outbound mail server.  (You may want to add both)

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Enter a name for the mail server, the DNS Name or IP Address, port, and login information.  Be sure to enter an email address that will be sending emails.  You may want a generic email account to do this.

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Next, setup some notifications by clicking on the scenarios tab.  This will allow you to pick which scenarios should trigger an email to go out.  I will warn you that selecting all of the scenarios will fill up your mailbox pretty quickly and you don’t want this to be a nuisance.  Don’t setup so many scenarios that you just ignore the emails once it gets rolled out to the organization.

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Summary

Considering all of the things that you did to make sure this IaaS platform is well designed, the branding and notifications may seem like a trivial matter or a very small thing, but doing this little bit of customization can really affect the end user satisfaction, so be sure to do it and spend adequate time on it.

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