Install vRealize Operations Manager 6 – part 2

In this post we will complete first configurations and we’ll add a vCenter to vRealize Operations. We will also add a new node to our vROPS cluster.

First configurations and adding of a vCenter

Connect to the Admin UI of vROPS using admin user. At this time we didn’t yet configured the active directory authentication.

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Select New Environment, Import Environment is used to import data from a vCenter Operation Manager 5.x. Accept the EULA

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Add vROPS Product Key or go on with the Evaluation mode

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Click Finish to complete the wizard.

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At this point vROPS will redirect you to the page you can see below where we will configure a vCenter Solution to collect data. vRealize Operations uses “Solution” instead of adapter. In version 6, a “Solution” can have muliple adapters. The default solution is the vSphere solution that is composed by two adapters. One is the vCenter Adapter that collects data, the second is a python Actions Adapter that is used to apply remediation actions via vROPS.

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Add an adapter of each type and save before proceed further.

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In the monitoring goals section, I chose the following policy:

  • All vSphere objects
  • Health alerts…
  • Risk alerts…
  • Efficiency alerts…
  • Overcommit both CPU and Memory
  • Include both Network IO and Storage IO

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Complete the wizard and at the end of the operation you should be able to see the two adapters in the Data Receiving state.

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It will take some time to collected first data and start with the aalysis but the result should be like this (or something like this)

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Adding a new node to the cluster

Go to URL (or to the IP) of the addictional node and select Expand an Existing Installation:

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Specify node type (Data or Remote Collector) and add the FQDN or the IP of Master Node, then click Validate

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Use the admin password or the shared pass-phrase you received (a shared pass-phare can be generate inside the Master Node UI)

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Complete the wizard to add the new node.

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