VCP7-CMA – Objective 5.1

Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-731 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out.

The goal of this objective is be comfortable adding endpoints to support the various integrations with other VMware endpoints. Some of this has changed in later versions, but the exam is based around vRA 7.0 so that is where this will focus.

Objective 5.1 – Create and Manage VMware Endpoints


NSX is integrated via vRO, it can’t be added as an endpoint directly in vRA (NB: this is something that changed in later versions).

Login to vRO, run the ‘Create NSX Endpoint’ workflow. You can check it’s added by browsing the orchestrator endpoints.


From within vRA, make sure the vRO endpoint is added (if not, you’ll need to do this). Browse to the vCenter endpoint & tick the box to specify a Network & Security Manager. Fill in the NSX Manager details to bind vCenter to NSX within vRA.


The only network feature available in a blueprint without NSX is to add an Existing Network. NSX adds the below:

From Infrastructure, Endpoints – you can performa a data collection against any endpoint.

To add a vSphere endpoint (As IaaS Administrator):