The vRealize Configuration Manager adapter enables the integration and manages communication between vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Configuration Manager. You configure one vRealize Configuration Manager adapter for each vRealize Configuration Manager instance. When the adapter is added, you can view the compliance and change information from vRealize Configuration Manager, which helps you better understand the state of objects in your environment.

The compliance information is for the vCenter Server objects that vRealize Operations Manager manages. The change information is for any virtual machines on which you installed the vRealize Configuration Manager agent so that you can collect information about the guest operating system.

Caution

Any 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 adapter instance or to move an adapter instance to a new host.

Verify that vRealize Configuration Manager and vRealize Operations Manager are collecting data from the same vCenter Server instances.

In vRealize Configuration Manager, verify that you created a user account that is used only for the adapter. You must not use the account as an interactive user login. The adapter account frequently logs in and out of vRealize Configuration Manager. If you use it as an interactive account, you must regularly refresh the connection, which affects your vRealize Configuration Manager experience. See https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcm_pubs.html.

In vRealize Configuration Manager, verify that the user account has permission in vRealize Configuration Manager to access the virtual object groups and machine groups that correspond to the objects that this instance of vRealize Operations Manager manages.

Download and install the vRealize Configuration Manager management pack. See Add a Management Pack.

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

2

On the Solutions tab, select Management pack for VCM for vSphere and click Configure.

3

Enter a name and description for the adapter configuration.

For example, vRealize Configuration Manager Adapter 192.0.3.0.

4

From the Collector drop-down menu, select the collector to manage the adapter processes.

If you have 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 the collector to manage the adapter processes for this instance.

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Configure the database connection options.

Option

Description

Database name

Enter the name of the vCenter Server database as it appears in SQL Server.

The default name is VCM.

Database host

Enter the name or URL of the vRealize Configuration Manager instance.

Database instance (optional)

Enter the name of the Microsoft SQL Server instance on which the database is running. If you do not provide the instance name, vCenter Server uses the instance configured for the vRealize Configuration Manager Collector.

Database Port

Enter the database port number on the vRealize Configuration Manager collector that vRealize Operations Manager must use when communicating with vRealize Configuration Manager. The default port is 1433.

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To add credentials, click the plus sign.

Option

Description

Credential name

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

Database Username and Password

Enter the database user name and password for the vRealize Configuration Manager instance.

Database Authentication

From the drop-down menu, select the method by which the user credentials are verified. If vRealize Configuration Manager is configured for Windows Authentication, select Windows Authentication.

Windows Domain

Enter the Windows Domain for the credentials.

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Click Test Connection to validate the connection with your vRealize Configuration Manager instance.

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Click Save Settings.

The adapter is added to the Adapter Instance list and is active.

Verify that vRealize Operations Managercan pull the compliance information from vRealize Configuration Manager to the Compliance tab. After configuring the adapter, wait a few collection cycles, browse to an object that you know is managed in vRealize Configuration Manager, and go to the Analysis tab. The Compliance tab should now appear with compliance information for the object. See Compliance in vRealize Operations Manager Based on vRealize Configuration Manager Compliance.

Verify that the change events appear on the Troubleshooting > Events tab. See Events Tab Overview.