Deploy VMware Cloud Proxy on VMC/ vSphere using Terraform vSphere Provider

In this blog, I will walk you through how to deploy VMware Cloud Proxy using Terraform vSphere Provider 

What is Terraform

Terraform provides Infrastructure as a Code to provision and manage any cloud, infrastructure, or service

What is VMware Cloud Proxy

A cloud proxy is a virtual appliance (VA) that is supplied as a downloadable OVA from the VMware Cloud service. The OVA must be deployed on a vCenter Server to create the VA
This proxy is needed for following Cloud Services
  • vRealize Log Insight Cloud
  • vRealize Automation Cloud

Pre-requisites

Following are the pre-requisites
  1. Access to VMware Cloud Services OTK
  2. VMC /vSphere Endpoint Details are updated in terraform.tfvars
  3. This script assumes that network selected has DHCP enabled and has outbound access as required by VMware Cloud Proxy
  4. This script assumes that you have network connectivity to vCenter/ESXi host where it needs to be deployed

Usage

The script is published on my GitHub. It uses Terraform vSphere Provider 
 Clone my git repository locally and navigate to the folder Deploy-CloudProxy
Update the terraform.tfvars with your environment details
Execute following commands
terraform init
terraform plan
terraform apply -auto-approve
In my environment, it took 20-25 mins to deploy Cloud Proxy on VMC. It will depend on how quick your connection is from where you are executing the script
Next, I will be also publishing script for vROPs Cloud Proxy and vRNI Proxy
You can reach out to me via Twitter  if you need further details

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