This Blog Post is to Install & Configure vRealize Life Cycle Manager 2.1 in my lab environment.
The reason why I had to install vRLCM 2.1 is to install and configure vRA 7.4/7.5 in my environment.
Deploy the vRLCM OVF file in the lab and the below screenshots will show the configuration after deploying the appliance.
After you login into the vRLCM appliance, the self help starts and below are the screenshots.
Now, Let us change the root password of the appliance from the settings option -> System Administration and click on SAVE to move ahead with the configuration.
Next, we configure NTP Servers and DNS Servers from Servers and Protocol option
Next, we configure the Product Binaries (Where we download the vRA 7.x version using the my vmware account or using the Product Binaries option)
In my case, I have downloaded vRealize Automation 7.6 version to install and configure in my lab.
We will continue with the vRA 7.6 configuration below.
First, Let us configure the Certificates in vRLCM so that the certificate can be used to Deploy the components through vRLCM.
Click on Certificate Management on the left hand side, I will be Generating an CSR as I would like to use my AD CA Signing Authority to generate an Certificate for this instance.
Once the CSR is generated, use it to create an Cert and then download the Cert chain which will be in the .p7b format. Use this cert chain to create an pem file.
In my case, I used Cygwin in windows to create an pem file, but with an .cer extension. I had to open the csr file generated which contained the key certificate and then open the generated .cer file by using Cygwin to input the Domain Certificate (in this case, its the vrlcm certificate from the CA, Intermediate CA and Root CA into the Import field and imported it.
NOTE: These are the links which helped me to use Cygwin on my Windows machine to generate the PEM file from existing cert.p7b file
Next, We create a Data Center
Next, We Add vCenter Server to this Data Center we created
Since, This Post was getting too big, I have decided to split it into 2 parts. The Installation of vRA and its configuration is explained in the next part.
The link to Next Part — https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/hypervc.com/943