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vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2 Ports and Protocols, Feature URLs, and Service Account Privledges

24 Apr 2018

Behind the scenes in VMware R&D I have been working closely with the product management and engineering team for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to improve the experience and workflows.

Three questions that I’m often asked are:

  1. What ports and protocols does vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager use for communications?
  2. What URLs must be accessible by my organization to use some vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Features (e.g. My VMware, Marketplace, Product Updates, and the in-product Compatibility Guide?
  3. What permissions are required for a custom role that can be used as a service account for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to vSphere communications.

Well, you’re in luck. I can answer this where the documentation currently falls short (I’m working on this…)

Ports and Protocols

Below are the ports and protocols used for system-to-system or system-to-service communications:

vRealize Suite Upstream Communications:

User to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to vRealize Suite Product Communications

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Communications

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to Content Management Endpoint

URLs for Feature Support

The following are defined in /opt/vmware/vrlcm/config/lcm.properties config:

Note, however, that Akamai is accessed as the CDN when downloading products and AWS Cloudfront accessed for the marketplace downloads.

The Akamai URL is provided in runtime by My VMware and depends on your region. Hence you can use the patterns, as follows:

The Marketplace patterns are as follows:

The Marketplace intermediate URLs are region specific and may be different at runtime.

Service Account Role and Privledges Permissions

Simply define a role on labeled “vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager User” with the following privileges and assight a user to the role on your management vCenter Server instance. For example, [email protected]

In vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, simply use this service account for the communications to the management vCenter Server endpoints across your environments. Viola!

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