The management pack for vRealize Infrastructure Navigator provides a vRealize Operations Manager solution that you use to monitor applications running on monitored objects in your environment. When the adapter is configured, it discovers and retrieves application-related information from vRealize Infrastructure Navigator.

After vRealize Infrastructure Navigator management pack integration with vRealize Operations Manager, the relevant information is displayed in the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Environment Overview inventory and the Custom Groups view.

VIN Application Topology

VM Dependencies

The adapter discovers the application-related information only for ESXi 5.1 update 2 and later.

Note

The adapter credentials you add are shared with other adapter administrators and vRealize Operations Manager collector hosts. Other administrators might use these credentials to configure a new vRealize Infrastructure Navigator adapter instance or move a vRealize Infrastructure Navigator adapter instance to another host.

Verify that the vCenter Adapter is configured for the vCenter Server instances for which you are configuring the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator adapter. See Add a vCenter Adapter Instance in vRealize Operations Manager.

Verify that vRealize Infrastructure Navigator is installed and running properly on vSphere.

Verify that routing exists from the vRealize Operations Manager collector to the VMs running vCenter Server and vCenter Inventory Service.

Ensure that you can provide the vCenter Server credentials that have sufficient privileges to connect and collect data. If the user has limited access to objects in vCenter Server, you see only the data for which they have permission. The credentials must have at least read permissions.

Download and install the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator management pack. See Add a Management Pack.

1

In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click the Administration icon and click Solutions.

2

Click VMware vCenter Operations VIN Adapter and click Configure.

3

Enter a name and description for the adapter configuration.

For example, vCenter 192.0.4.0 VIN Adapter.

4

To modify the advanced option regarding collectors, which determines which vRealize Operations Manager collector manages the adapter process, expand the Advanced Settings and select one of the options.

If you only one adapter instance, select Automatically select collector. If you have multiple collectors in your environment and you want to distribute the workload to optimize performance, select a collector.

5

In the VC Host text box enter the IP or host name of the vCenter Server instance.

6

To add credentials, click the plus sign.

Option

Description

Credential Name

Enter the name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Username

Enter the user name of the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator instance.

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Username

Enter the password of the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator instance.

7

Click Test Connection to validate the connection with your vRealize Infrastructure Navigator instance.

8

In the Review and Accept Certificate dialog box, review the certificate information.

If the certificate presented in the dialog box matches and certificate for your target vCenter Server, click OK.

If you do not recognize the certificate as valid, click Cancel. The test fails and the connection to vCenter Server is not completed. You must provide a valid vCenter Server URL or verify the certificate on the vCenter Server is valid before completing the adapter configuration.

9

Click Save Settings.

The adapter instance is added to the list.

vRealize Operations Manager begins collecting application-related information from vRealize Infrastructure Navigator. Depending on the number of managed objects, the initial collection can take more than one collection cycle. A standard collection cycle for vRealize Operations Manager begins every five minutes. The standard collection cycle for vRealize Infrastructure Navigator begins once every hour. The collection cycle for vRealize Infrastructure Navigator is configurable.

To verify that the adapter is configured and collecting data, view application-related data. See Viewing vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Application-Related Data.

Environment Overview Inventory. The objects related to applications are added to the inventory under Groups and Applications.

The vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Dashboard.

Search Applications. Search for an application by name.