To monitor the resources in your SDDC, deploy the vRealize Operations Manager analytics cluster with three nodes. To collect data from the management components in the SDDC, you also deploy the remote collector group with two nodes.

The user interface procedures in this document are valid for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.x and later. For user interface procedures for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3.1 and earlier, see Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3.1.

When vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation, the load balancer for vRealize Operations Manager is automatically configured by SDDC Manager.

vRealize Operations Manager is automatically connected to some of the management components in the management domain. You complete the integration with the SDDC management stack by manually configuring the integration with NSX-T Data Center and the clustered Workspace ONE Access instance.

For information on the intelligent operations management design, see Detailed Design for Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation.

Prerequisites

If you want to use the PowerShell procedures for portions of the implementation, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.

  • Verify that your environment is configured according to Before You Apply This Guidance and the Intelligent Operations Management tab of the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

  • If you want to use the included Microsoft PowerShell cmdlets to perform implementation and configuration procedures, verify that your system fulfils the following prerequisites.

    • Verify that your system has Microsoft PowerShell 5.1 installed. See Microsoft PowerShell.

    • Verify that your system has OpenSSL version 1.0.2g or higher installed and added to the Windows PATH system variable.

    • Install the PowerValidatedSolutions PowerShell module together with the supporting modules from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following commands.

      Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 12.4.1
      Install-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin -MinimumVersion 1.3.7
      Install-Module -Name ImportExcel -MinimumVersion 7.1.1
      Install-Module -Name PowerVCF -MinimumVersion 2.2.0
      Install-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 1.9.0
    • Import the PowerValidatedSolutions and the PowerCLI PowerShell modules by running the following commands.

      Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 12.4.1
      Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 1.9.0

To install and configure the SDDC Health Monitoring Solution to gather information about your VMware Cloud Foundation environment, you must download the .pak installation file from VMware Marketplace. For supported versions, see About Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation.