Use the vSphere Web Client to deploy each vRealize Operations Manager node as a virtual appliance on the management cluster in Region A.

You repeat the deployment for each of the three analytics nodes: master, master replica, and data.

1

Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

Navigate to the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object. 

3

Right-click the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local object and select Deploy OVF Template.

4

On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vRealize Operations Manager OVA file on your file system, and click Next.

5

On the Select name and location page, enter a node name, select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance, and click Next.


a

Enter a name for the node according to its role.

Name

Role

vrops-mstrn-01

Master node

vrops-repln-02

Master replica node

vrops-datan-03

Data node 1

b

Select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance.

Setting

Value

vCenter Server

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Datacenter

SFO01

Folder

vROps01

6

On the Select a resource page, select the following values, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Datacenter

SFO01

Cluster

SFO01-Mgmt01

7

On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download and disk size, and click Next.

8

On the Accept license agreements page, accept the end user license agreements and click Next.

9

On the Select configuration page, from the Configuration drop-down menu, select the Medium deployment configuration of the virtual appliance, and click Next

10

On the Select storage page, select the following datastore and configure its settings, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Select virtual disk format

Thin provision

VM Storage Policy

Virtual SAN Default Storage Policy

Datastore

SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

11

On the Select networks page, select the distributed port group on the vDS-Mgmt distributed switch that ends with Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN, and click Next.

12

On the Customize template page, set IPv4 settings and select the time zone for the virtual appliance, and click Next.

a

In the Networking Properties section, configure the following IPv4 settings.

Setting

Value

DNS server

172.16.11.4, 172.17.11.4

Default gateway

192.168.11.1

Static IPv4 address

192.168.11.31 for vrops-mstrn-01

192.168.11.32 for vrops-repln-02

192.168.11.33 for vrops-datan-03

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

b

From the Timezone setting drop-down menu, select the Etc/UTC time zone.

13

On the Ready to complete page,verify that the settings for deployment are correct, and click Finish.

14

After the virtual appliance is deployed, expand the data disk of the virtual appliance to collect and store data from a large number of virtual machines.

a

In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the virtual appliance object.

b

Right-click the virtual appliance and select Edit Settings.

c

In the Edit Settings dialog box, locate Hard disk 2, increase the size of the virtual appliance disk from 250 GB to 1 TB, and click OK.


15

After the virtual appliance is deployed, right-click the virtual appliance object and select Power > Power On.

During the power-on process, the virtual appliance expands the vRealize Operations Manager data partition as well.

16

Change the default empty password for the root user.

a

In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the analytics virtual appliance and select Open Console to open the remote console to the appliance.

Name

Role

vrops-mstrn-01

Master node

vrops-repln-02

Master replica node

vrops-datan-03

Data node 1

b

Press ALT+F1 to switch to the command prompt.

c

At the command prompt, log in as the root user using empty password.

d

At the command prompt, change the default empty password for the root user account with a new vrops_root_password password.

e

Close the virtual appliance console.

17

Repeat this procedure to deploy the vRealize Operations Manager virtual appliance for the next node in the analytics cluster.