Install vRealize Operations for Horizon View 6

In this post we will outlines the high level steps to configure vROPS for View. I will assume you already have vRealize Operations Manager up and running. If you also need to setup vROPs you can find an “How to guide” here.

Download the necessary components from VMware.com.  You’ll need the Horizon with View Management Pack (pak file), View Broker Agent and View Agent v4H component, which is already included in the View Agent install, you just need to enable the component during install.

The Adapter installation should be done via vROps web console. Navigate to Home -> Administration

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After that go to Solutions page where you will see the build-in vCenter adapter.

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Click on the green plus, the Add Solution wizard starts, browse to your pak file and upload.

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After upload is completed, you need to configure the Adapter with credentials. Go to Solutions>Select VMware Horizon and click the Configure button. It’s the option to the right of the green ‘Add’ button.

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First you should setup a Display Name, Description and Adapter ID.

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After that you must add credentials which contains a credentials name and a server key. Write down the selected key, because we will need it on the next phase of the installtion/configuration

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Save the Settings at the end and a validation will be done. If everything is fine you should see a message like to this one:

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After the credential is setup, you need to license the product.  Go to Administration>Licensing and add the license for VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon. After that go through the License Groups and setup accordingly to map objects to licenses.  Both Product Licensing and VMware Horizon Solution Licensing need to be configured. If you need to know more about license configuration take a look to these docs:

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon Installation

vRealize Operations Manager Customization and Administration Guide

vROps View Broker Agent installation and configuration

Login to your View Connection server and navigate to the agent installation file. Go through the setup and click Install to start the installation. Keep the Launch the VMware vRealize … check box marked and the configuration utility will appear right after the installation is completed.

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Once the installtion is completed we should Pair the broker agent and the vROps with View Adapter. Type the vROps server IP or FQDN and click Pair.

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You will be prompt to enter twice the password which we chose during the Adapter credential configuration.

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A verification will be done after you click Next and if the vROps server accept the password you will see a window like this:

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Next step is to enter a View Administrator credentials, which is required for configuration and data collecting.

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Since vROps for View is able to read and anylize your View events, it will ask for credentials about the database where the events are stored. Use the same user name and password you set up for the event database to complete the Broker Agent configuration

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You can include/exclude desktop pools from monitoring if you want. If nothing is selected, everything will be monitored. You can also use vROps for View to monitor your App and Hosted app pools.

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On the last step, just verify and click Finish

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After completion of the process you will have chance to validate and change any of the inputs done during the Broker Agent configuration

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If nothing for change, just click Apply and close the window.

To validate the Adapter and Broker Agent installation is successful, go back to the vROps web console and check Collection Status. If it is Data receiving, then the process is successful. You can also take a look to the View Adapter Self Health dashboard and check the status.

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