In Intelligent Infrastructure, how do I interact with a VM on vRealize Automation?

  1. Log into vRA; see In Intelligent Infrastructure, how do I log into vRealize Automation (vRA)?
  2. Click the Items tab, and then click Machines.
    Intelligent Infrastructure Items tab with Machines option highlighted
  3. In the list, click the line next to the name of the VM you wish to interact with.
    • You can see VMs that others in your group have created by changing the "Owned by" pulldown in the upper right and choosing All Groups I Manage.
    • You can search for a VM using the "Name/Description" field in the upper right.
    • To navigate pages, use the navigation arrows on the bottom of the page.
    • To refresh the view, use the refresh icon on the bottom of the page
    Intelligent Infrastructure Machines window
  4. Select the action you wish to perform on the VM.

    Note that the required fields for each action will differ; follow the prompts on the screen. Change CPU-Memory is outlined in the example below.

  5. Input any values the action requires.
    • In this example, we are changing the CPUs from 2 to 1 and memory from 2048 MB to 1024 MB.
    • Since this action allows changing the amount of pool resources, a line showing current and maximum usage for CPU, memory (in GB), and disk (in GB) is displayed on the form for reference.
    • This action requires that the virtual machine be powered off, or else it will fail to change the values sucessfullly.
  6. Press Submit to immediately initiate the task. Click OK on the "Request" screen.
  7. You may see the status of the request on the Requests tab. Click the request number for details.
    • You can hit the refresh button on the bottom of this window to refresh the view as the action takes place.
    • Once the status changes back to "Successful", it is complete. If it failed, you can find details by clicking the request number.
    • In this example, the virtual machine was not powered down before attempting to change CPU/memory amounts:

      Intelligent Infrastructure Requests tab

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Last modified on 2017-10-31 08:54:16.

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