VMware vRealize Operation (VROPS) 6.5 Installation and Configuration Guide
VROPS Initial Setup Video
vROPS OVA Install Flowchart–
In this section we will be covering VROPS Installation and Configuration.
minimum hardware specification
16 GB RAM
4 GB of Free Space *Depending on your organization data collection
Please visit Vmware KB for VROPS 6.5 sizing guidelines.
vROPS Standard Specs
II. Download and Registred vRops
Go to VMware vRealize site and download a 6.5 trial version of vROps.
You will require a VMware account to do this and agree to any licensing.
Download the OVA file for vROps to your local computer.
Step 2: Select the OVA file (vRealize-Operations-Appliance-188.8.131.5297674) Click Next
Step 4: Accept the license form VMware and click Next
*scroll down and read the EULA-
Enter a name for the vROps appliance or keep default – vRealize Operations Manager Applicance
You can select different size configurations from Very Small to X-Large depending on the number of VMs that need to be monitored and data collection. Remote Collection Standard/Large(cluster) Extra small/Large
A remote collector node is an additional cluster node that allows
vRealize Operations Manager to gather more objects into its inventory for monitoring. Unlike data nodes, remote collector nodes only include the collector role of
vRealize Operations Manager, without storing data or processing any analytics functions.
A remote collector node is usually deployed to navigate firewalls, reduce bandwidth across data centers, connect to remote data sources, or reduce the load on the vRealize Operations Manager analytics cluster.
You must have at least a master node before adding remote collector nodes.
*in this installation step will choice small option.
Step 7: Select the required Storage Click Next to continue.
Step 8: Disk Format
Select default Disk Format. and click Next.
Step 10:Enter the networking details for the vROps appliance and click Next
Step 11:Confirm the settings for the appliance and click Finish to complete the deployment
Step 12: Open a console into the newly deployed appliance. You will see the vmware scren appear as the appliance writes the new configs.
Once the appliance has completed the installation you will see a similar screen to the below. Next you need to launch the web console on the IP address provided earlier as part of the deployment to configure the start-up configurations.
Open a web browser and if prompted to accept https site settings click through the prompts to continue. You will then be taken to a Get Started screen. If this is the first appliance with the vROps farm click New Installation, otherwise you can choose to expand a current vROps system.
*Expand an Existing Installation
Step 14: Click Next on the Getting Started initial setup for a new cluster.
Step 15: Enter a password for the admin user and click Next
Step 16: Here you can choice CA signed certificate or even a third-party certificate or just use the defaults. As this is an evaluation environment I’ve selected the default certificate. Click Next.
Step 17: Enter a cluster name and also select which NTP server you want to synchronize against.
Step 18: Click Finish to finalize the initial setup.
Step 19:You will be taken to a newly designed configuration screen which shows the current cluster status. Click on Start vRealize Operations Manager to allow vRealize to come online. You can see from the State that vROps is currently Powered Off and Offline.
Once vROps begins the start up process a notice is received to ensure there are enough nodes in the cluster to handle the required workload. Click Yes to continue.
Once vROps is setup and started you will notice the state will change.
Step 22: Enter the vROps IP address or DNS name into a browser and you will receive a log in prompt.
Step 23: Once you log in you will get prompted for some more configuration settings. Select New Environment if this is a new environment or you can import data from a current vCOPS environment. Click Next.
Step 24: Accept the license and click Next
tep 25: Enter a license key if you have one or just continue with a Product Evaluation and click Next.
Step 26: Click Finish to complete the login.