Deploying the vRealize Operations Manager with vSphere HTML5 Client

We will go through the following procedures for for deploying the vRealize Operations Manager virtual appliance using the vSphere HTML5 Client. In the VMware vSphere Client, select Host and Clusters.

In the VMware vSphere Client, select Deploy OVF Template. Click Next.

Select Local file, then click Choose Files and browse to the location of the Identity Appliance file with the .ova or .ovf extension. Click Open. Click Next.

Define the Virtual Machine Name and choose the target location. Click Next.

Choose the target esxi host. Click Next.

Review the summary details and click Next.

Review the VMWARE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT, click Accept. Click Next.

Select the virtual appliance deployment size. Click Next.

Select the disk format and the datastore you want to place the virtual appliance on from the list. Click Next.

Select the network that you want to connect the virtual appliance to using the Destination Network drop-down list. Click Next.

In the Customize template dialog box, enter deployment properties for the vRealize Operations Manager virtual appliance. Click Next.

Review the summary and click Finish to confirm the deployment.

VMware recommends upgrading the virtual hardware of each vRealize Operations Manager virtual appliance before turning on the virtual machines.  At least 20 minutes for all nodes to complete the initial boot process.

Now we can start the vRealize Operations Manager, go to https://<vRopsNode>/admin/newCluster.action

Select New Installation to create a new cluster and cluster master node.

Click Next.

Define the new password for the vRealize Operations Manager instance. Click Next.

Choose to use the default certificate or install a customer certificate. Click Next.

Enter the name for the root/first vRealize Operations Manager node. Enter one or more NTP server addresses. Click Next.

In this demo, we don’t add the other nodes into vRealize Operations Manager. Click Next.

In the vRealize Operations Manager Initial Setup dialog box, click Finish.

Finally the vRealize Operations Manager cluster will come display Cluster Status: Online when the configuration is complete.

Once the cluster configuration is completed, browse to the IP address of the root/master node. Login into the vRealize Operations Manager with administrator.

Click Next to continue the setup.

Click the “I accept the terms of this agreement.” Click Next.

Enter a product license key or begin a product evaluation. Click Next.

Click the “Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program” (optional). Click Next.

Click Finish to finalize the installation.

The webpage will automatically log into the vRealize Operations Manager cluster, and open to the Administrator tab displaying the Repository subsection of the Solutions section.

In the Repository subsection, VMware suggests activating the following Management Packs:

  • VMware vSphere, activated by default
  • VMware vRealize Assessment, activated by default
  • VMware vSAN, if using vSAN
  • VMware Log Insight, if using vRealize Log Insight
  • VMware vRealize Automation, if using vRealize Automation
  • VMware vRealize Application

After activating a management pack, select Yes to confirm the installation. When one installation completes, activate the next management pack. Once all desired management packs have been activated, proceed with configuring each one.

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