VRA – Adding a second endpoint

I know I covered the part of creating an endpoint right after the installation in an earlier post but when creating more endpoints for vCenter there is an additional step that is not covered in that part. This is because it is done during the installation and we then do not see it. Also it is important to remember that you need an endpoint per vCenter.

So creating a new endpoint from scratch goes as follows:

Log on to your IaaS server or a server that will act as a management endpoint server. In my case because I have a second site I decided to have a server just for this.

From the server where you will install the agent go to the web page for the vRA appliance.


From there select the Components page and download the IaaS installer. Do NOT change the name of this file. If you do it will not work.


Once downloaded you can close the web browser and double click the file to setup. A welcome screen shows up. Click next, accept the license agreement and click next.


On the next page enter the credentials for your vRA appliance and tick the box to accept the certificate.


You are now presented with some selections. You could install everything but for now we really just want a new endpoint, so select custom Install and then Proxy agents. Modify the install location if needed.


Enter the username and password for the account that will run the agent.


Select the agent type. Default is test, we want to change that to vSphere.


Fill in the details and don’t forget to test that all works as it should. You may encounter certificate errors here if you do not have the correct certificate for the IaaS Manager server. Once all is passed, press add to add the endpoint and the next.


The next three screens are install and next and finish. Complete this. Hopefully all is successful.

To verify this go to services and check that you have two vCAC agents running.


That completes part one.

Now go to your tenant and log in as to add the endpoinnt.

Go to Infrastructure and endpoints and then select endpoints again from the menu. You should have an endpoint that was created right after the installation.


Now click the green plus/New button and select Virtual and vSphere (vCenter) to add our endpoint.


Fill in the details required. Keep in mind that Name must match the name of the endpoint as we created it above in part one. If it is not the right name it will not work.


Don’t forget to click Test Connection to make sure all is ok.

That’s it. You should now have two endpoints: