I am able to create my servers from vRealize Automation but the servers in vCenter are being created very slow. If I create a server directly in vCenter it creates it very fast. The servers are being created on the same subnetwork that the vCenter exists on so there shouldn't be any bottlenecks between networks.
When you say
If I create a server directly in vCenter it creates it very fast.
are you referring to manually cloning a template to a VM? If so, is vRA using the same template? The resulting VM from vRA, what disk format type is it using? The issue that comes to mind is if you (manually) perform a deploy from template using thin and vRA is doing its deployment specifying thick eager zero. Would need to know more about how you have things set up in your blueprint.
Yes, I am referring to manually deploying a vm from the same template in vCenter that vRealize Automation is using. The template is using Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed. The template is using the same settings that my blueprint is using.
Then the process should be the same speed. vRA is calling out to vCenter's API which is basically what you're doing when you use the various clients. Are you saying the *clone* speed is different or that the entire provisioning process in vRA is slower (i.e., comparing provisioning in vRA to a simple right-click and clone task in vCenter)?
The time it takes vCenter to create the machine, and add it to the domain from when I hit the "Request" button in vrealize automation is extremely slow. It takes about 20 minutes for it to complete from when I hit "Request" button.
I am comparing the time it takes for the vm to be created from when I hit the "Request" button in vRA as opposed to the time it takes for a vm to be created from vCenter when I right click the template and hit new vm from this template and when it is created, adding it to the domain.
So in vCenter when I create the vm from a template and then add it to the domain it takes 10 minutes. When I create the vm from vRA and it adds it to the domain, it takes about 30 minutes.
When I am adding the machine to the domain in vRA, I am referencing a custom template that I created in vCenter. When I add a vm to the domain from vCenter, I am adding it to the domain manually.
Ok, so more information here.