Install and Configure vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2 part 2



 Install and Configure vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2 part 2

I have described  about vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2 installation in my Previous blog  https://www.vrcloud24x7.com/2018/08/installing-and-configuring-vrealize.html 


Now we are going to configure vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2



Log In to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Log in to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI to create and manage cloud environments with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. 

Procedure 

 Use a supported Web browser to connect to your vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance by using the appliance's IP address.

https://IP address/vrlcm





2 Enter the administrator user name.
admin@localhost
3 Enter the default administrator
password. vmware
4 Click Log 

If you are logging in to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager for the first time, reset the root password. Configure a new administrator password and other vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager settings, such as and SSH settings and configuration drift interval. 
Configuring vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Common Settings
You can modify settings for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, such as passwords, SSH settings, and configuration drift interval. 


The first time you view the common configuration page, you must provide data for all available settings to save any settings. 


Change vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Passwords 
 1 Click Settings and click the System Settings tab.
 2 Type new passwords for root, administrator, and SSH users.
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager enforces the following password requirements:  Between 8 and 16 characters long
·        At least one uppercase character
·        At least one lowercase character
·        At least one numerical digit
·        At least one special character
3 Click SAVE.
If you changed the administrator password, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager logs you out and displays the log in page. Log in with the new administrator password to continue using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

Change the Configuration Drift Interval
Set the interval of time vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager uses to collect data for configuration drift reports.
Procedure
1 Click Settings and click the System Settings tab.
2 Enter the Configuration Drift interval in hours.
3 Click SAVE.

Restart the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Server
You can restart the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager server immediately or schedule weekly server restarts.
 1 Click Settings and click the System Settings tab.
2 To restart the server immediately, click RESTART SERVER.
3 To schedule a weekly server restart, select Schedule a restart and select the day of the week and time for the weekly restart.
4 Click SAVE.


Enable or Disable SSH on vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

You can enable SSH for troubleshooting purposes.
If content management is enabled, then SSH is enabled automatically and it cannot be disabled. Force disablement of SSH causes malfunction of Content Lifecycle Management functionality. As a best practice, disable SSH in a production environment, and activate it only to troubleshoot problems that you cannot resolve by other means. Leave it enabled only while needed for a specific purpose and in accordance with your organization's security policies.

1 Click Settings and click the System Settings tab.
2 Select SSH Enabled to enable SSH connections or deselect it to disable SSH connections.
3 Click SAVE.

Configure Product Binaries 
Select a Product Binary to use for each vRealize Suite product.
Prerequisites To use an Product Binary downloaded from My VMware, verify that you have registered with My VMware and registered My VMware services with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. See Configure My VMware Settings.
 1 Click Settings and click the Product Binaries tab. 
2 Click Add Product Binaries
3 Select the location type.



Select either Local or NFS to map to a downloaded product binary with products dependent on the product binary location, or select My VMware to map to product binary downloaded from My VMware.
Note   To download product binaries from My VMware, click Product Binaries tab, and click the downloaded arrow under Actions for the Product Binary to download.

4 Enter the location of the Product Binary to use in the Base Location text box, and click Discover
5 Select the Product Binary file from the Product Binary list. 

  

6 Click Add. 




Add a VMware Identity Manager
You can add an existing VMware Identity Manager or deploy new VMware Identity Manager through vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
Prerequisites
Verify that you have an existing VMware Identity Manager version 2.9.2 or 3.2.0 as vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager supports only these versions.

Click Settings and click the User Management tab
2 Under Authentication Source, select whether to add an existing identity manager or install a new identity manager


Add Existing Identity Manager
·        Click the vIDM Host name, username and password
·        Click ADD ACTIVE DIRECTORY at the bottom of the page and provide active directory details.
·        Enter the Active Directory Domain Name, Base DN, Bind DN username and password.
·        Enter the UserDN and Group DN
·        Select the Sync Nested Group Members option and enter the Suite
Administrator.
·        Click Submit.

Install New Identity Manager
·        Click ADD ACTIVE DIRECTORY at the bottom of the page and provide active directory details.
·        Select an existing data center or click + to add a new data center
·        Click Install.
·        Accept the EULA and provide the Infra and network details.
·        Enter host and IP details, and passwords for root and SSH user.
·        Click Submit and click SAVE to close the wizard.

Configure My VMware Settings
Enter your My VMware user name and password to enable vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to download product Binary through My VMware. You can also enter using the proxy server under MyVMware Settings. 
 Click Settings and click the My VMware tab



 2 Enter your My VMware user name and password, and click Submit. After registration, you can download all the required binaries
 
Enable or Disable Proxy Settings
If you are using a proxy server in your network, you must configure the proxy server in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

 Click Settings and click the My VMware tab


Toggle Configure Proxy to use a proxy server for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, or deselect it to remove an existing proxy server. ( I do not have proxy server)

 
If you are enabling proxy, enter the server, port, user name, and password for the proxy server.

Click Submit.

Configure vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Logging 
You can configure the level of information vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager collects in log files and the number of log files for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to keep. 
Click Settings and click the Logs tab
In the Select Log Level drop-down menu, select the level of information vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager collects in its log files
In the Select Log File Count drop-down menu, select the number of log files for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to keep.

Click Update Log Level
Generate a New Wild Card Certificate
You can generate a new wild card certificate for vRealize Suite products that are deployed in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 
Click Settings and click the Certificate tab.



Enter the Organization name and Unit name. For example, Organizaton name.
Enter the Domain Name and other fields. For example, organization.com

Update the certificate settings as necessary, and click Generate Certificate. For passphrase, <CertPassword>
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager generates a new Wild card certificate for the specific domain provided by the user.


Enjoy!!!!!













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