vRealize Operations Manager consists of one or more nodes, in a cluster. To create nodes, you download and run the vRealize Operations Manager Enterprise installer for Windows.

Verify that vRealize Operations Manager ports are open at the firewall. See How vRealize Operations Manager Uses Network Ports.

Verify that the partition on which you install vRealize Operations Manager is formatted as NTFS.

Verify that the Windows machine does not contain an underscore character (_) in its host name or anywhere in the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

Configure the Windows machine IP address.

The master node and replica node require a static IP or FQDN. A data node or remote collector node may use DHCP, static IP, or FQDN.

When you use virtual machines and this node will be a high availability (HA) replica node, deploy the node on different hardware from the master node.

Uninstall any existing copies of Apache Tomcat.

Locate your copy of the vRealize Operations Manager Enterprise EXE installer for Windows.

1

Start the installer by running the EXE file.

2

Select your language and click OK.

3

Read the introduction and click Next.

4

Read the patent notice and click Next.

5

Read and scroll to the bottom of the license notice, select the option to accept it, and click Next.

6

Accept or change the installation folder, and click Next.

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Accept or change the data folder, and click Next.

8

Review your settings, and click Install.

A progress bar appears. After a few moments, the installation finishes.

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Click Done.

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If you are creating a multiple node vRealize Operations Manager cluster, repeat Step 1 through Step 9 on each Windows machine that will serve as a node in your vRealize Operations Manager cluster.

Use a Web browser client to configure a newly added node as the vRealize Operations Manager master node, a data node, a high-availability master replica node, or a remote collector node. The master node is required first.

Caution

For security, do not access vRealize Operations Manager from untrusted or unpatched clients, or from clients using browser extensions.