System architecture

The vRCS architecture describes the various components that are involved with the system architecture. Both vRCS and vRA can be on the same appliance with the appropriate license. vRCS requires the endpoint to be configured so that it can be integrated with any external product or service deployment. It requires an endpoint from vRA, even though vRA and vRCS are in same appliance for vRCS to communicate with vRA for VM provisioning.

vRCS can interact with vRA in two ways:

  • Shared account (using single common user)
  • Per user session (SSO):

Users have access to the following ports:

Server role


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