If following the posts in order, this guide should help you setup vRealize Automation 7 from start to finish. This is a getting started guide that will hopefully get you on the right path, answer any questions you might have, and give you tips on deploying your own cloud management portal.

Setup vRealize Automation 7


Part 1 – Simple Installation

Part 2 -Base Setup

Part 3 – Authentication

Part 4 – Tenants

Part 5 – Endpoints

Part 6 – Fabric Groups

Part 7 – Business Groups

Part 8 – Reservations

Part 9 – Services

Part 10 – Custom Groups

Part 11 – Blueprints

Part 12 – Entitlements

Part 13 – Manage Catalog Items

Part 14 – Event Subscriptions

Part 15 – Custom Properties

Part 16 – XaaS Blueprints

Part 17 – Resource Actions

Part 18 – Enterprise Install

Part 19 – Load Balancer Settings

Part 20 – NSX Initial Setup

Part 21 – NSX Blueprints

Part 22 – Code Stream and Jenkins Setup

Part 23 – Code Stream and Artifactory Setup


vRealize Automation 7 Official Links

Release Notes – http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vra/vrealize-automation-70-release-notes.html

Support Matrix – https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vrealize-automation-70-support-matrix.pdf

VMware Documentation – http://pubs.vmware.com/vra-70/index.jsp

VRealize Automation Load Balancing Configuration Guide – http://pubs.vmware.com/vra-70/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vrealize-automation-70-load-balancing.pdf

Download vRealize Automation 7 from the VMware site – https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_automation/7_0

vRealize Automation SDK 7.0 – https://developercenter.vmware.com/web/sdk/7.0.0/vrealize-automation

VMware vRealize Automation Cloud Client – https://developercenter.vmware.com/tool/cloudclient/4.0.0


Unofficial Blogs that focus on vRealize Automation

virtualjad.com  – Jad El-Zein (Author)

grantorchard.com – Grant Orchard (Author)

vmtocloud.com – Ryan Kelly (Author)


Helpful Places for utilities related to vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation

Downlaod vRealize Orchestrator Plugins built by the community: http://flowgrab.com

Download the vRA / vCAC Icon Pack here: http://www.vmtocloud.com/vravcac-icon-pack/


The list below are people to follow on twitter for more vRealize Automation related goodies

Jad El-Zein – @virtualjad

Grant Orchard – @grantorchard

VMware Cloud Mgmt – @vmwarecloudmgmt

Yves Sandfort – @yvessandfort


vRealize Automation 7 Guide

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