Using the built in vRO in vRA 7

vRO Control Centre
vRO Control Centre

Using the built in vRO in vRA 7 is not advisable for production environments but great for maintaining a small footprint such as in a proof of concept or

Enable vRO Service on the vRA Appliance

The first step is to set up the vRO service, then we can add it as an endpoint in vRA.

SSH or console to the vRA VM and start the vRO service with the command:

service vco-configurator start

service vco-configurator start

Navigate to the vRO service by using the FQDN of your vRA appliance with /vco appended in my example https://vra.lab.local/vco

Then click the Orchestrater Control Center

Open Orchestrator Control Centre

Open Orchestrator Control Centre

Check the configuration with the Validate Configuration option:

Validate vRO Configuration

Validate vRO Configuration

While we are here we should also configure logging to log insight, and install any plugin’s you may need.

 

Configure Endpoint in vRA

Select Infrastructure, Endpoints, New then vRealize Orchestrator as shown below:

Add vRO endpoint to vRA

Add vRO endpoint to vRA

Next we need to enter a name, address and credentials if you click OK you will see the below warning.

Copy the property value from the warning and set a value in the custom properties with a priority for this vRO server (I have used 5 in case I want to use an external one later).

Next to validate there are on problems we can check the Data Collection was successful.

Test data collection to use the built in vRO in vRA 7

Test data collection to use the built in vRO in vRA 7

And we have success:

Data collection on in built vRO successful

Data collection on in built vRO successful