mrctrs
Contributor
Contributor

Cloud Foundation IaaS

Jump to solution

Hi, I'm trying to deploy VMware Cloud Foundation for delivering service to different users. This will be deploy in a datacenter with eight hosts. The main idea is that users can access the service and deploy virtual machines automatically with the requirements they need, so my doubt is if there is a way to let users access some portal where they can deploy and manage their virtual machines and only have access to the resources which only they have deployed. This operations would be managed by VMware Cloud Foundation in the background.

Note: the point is if it's possible to isolate the resources from different users so they can use the service on demand and in a simple way without having to access a vSphere Client.

Thanks!!

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
MartinGustafsso
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

You can deploy a small scale vRA 8 environment, or vRA 7.

vRealize 8 Small Scale Hardware Requirements

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
12 Replies
MartinGustafsso
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

vRealize Automation solves this. It can easily be deployed on VMware Cloud Foundation.

What is vRealize Automation (vRA)? | Cloud Automation Tool | VMware | SE

0 Kudos
mrctrs
Contributor
Contributor

Ok, thanks for your answer. I'll check vRealize Automation then

0 Kudos
mrctrs
Contributor
Contributor

I've been checking vRealize Automation and it provides the functions I'm looking for but it's needed a lot of resources for being deployed. Is there any alternative with lower requirements that could provide functionalities like self provisioning and management policies?

Thanks!

0 Kudos
daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

but it's needed a lot of resources for being deployed.

Is one VM (appliance) too many resources? If so, then no, there's no alternative.

0 Kudos
mrctrs
Contributor
Contributor

what I mean is that the requirements for vRealize Automation are at leats 800 GB RAM memory, it deploys eleven virtual machines. I can't provide so much ram so I've been wondering if there is a simplier solution that could provide my basic needs.

Thanks!

0 Kudos
daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

Not vRA 8.x. It's a single appliance.

0 Kudos
daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

Also, where on Earth are you getting this insane number???

the requirements for vRealize Automation are at leats 800 GB RAM memory

0 Kudos
mrctrs
Contributor
Contributor

Sorry, maybe I'm mistaken about that number, but in the cloud foundation documentation (Cloud Management Layer Footprint​) shows that 12 VM are deployed.

0 Kudos
MartinGustafsso
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

A distributed highly available vRA 7.x design needs 134GB depending if you do MSSQL clustering or not. You would also need 3 load balancers.

ProductComponentOperating SystemvCPUsvRAM (GB)Storage (GB)
vRealize AutomationvRealize Automation Appliance 1Virtual Appliance418140
vRealize Automation Appliance 2Virtual Appliance418140
vRealize Automation Appliance 3Virtual Appliance418140
vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server 1Windows VM2860
vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server 1Windows VM2860
vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 1Windows VM2860
vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Server 2Windows VM2860
vRealize Automation DEM Worker 1Windows VM2860
vRealize Automation DEM Worker 2Windows VM2860
vRealize Automation Proxy Agent 1Windows VM2860
vRealize Automation Proxy Agent 2Windows VM2860
Microsoft SQL Server (external)Windows VM816200
Total36 vCPU134 GB1,100 GB

A large scale vRA 8 deployment consists of a single vRSLCM, 3x vIDM and 3x vRA 8 appliances (38 vCPU, 156GB RAM, 879GB) plus 2 load balancers.

0 Kudos
mrctrs
Contributor
Contributor

so this is the only way of deploying vRA

0 Kudos
MartinGustafsso
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

You can deploy a small scale vRA 8 environment, or vRA 7.

vRealize 8 Small Scale Hardware Requirements

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
mrctrs
Contributor
Contributor

Do you know where I could get requirements for a small deployment?

Edit: Sorry, I've just saw you attached it

0 Kudos