To monitor the resources in your SDDC, deploy the VMware Aria Operations analytics cluster with three nodes. To collect data from the management components in the SDDC, you deploy the a local-instance collector group with VMware Cloud Proxy appliances.

To implement and configure the use of a centralized monitoring and alerting platform, two alternative methods exist: by using the user interface of each component in the solution or by using the open-source PowerShell module cmdlets. You can reuse the PowerShell commands by replacing the provided sample values with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

When it is integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation, the load balancer for VMware Aria Operations is automatically configured by SDDC Manager.

VMware Aria Operations is automatically connected to some of the management components in the management domain. You complete the integration by modifying the integration with vCenter Server and vSAN and configuring the integration with NSX 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

To complete the implementation of Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.

Table 1. Prerequisites for Implementation of Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation

Category

Prerequisite

Environment

Software

  • Verify that the required binaries for VMware Aria Operations and VMware Cloud Proxy are available in VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle.

  • For guidance on how to directly download the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle product binaries to a connected environment, or manually download the product binaries for use in a disconnected environment, see Configure Product Binaries.

License

  • Verify that you obtain the VMware Aria Suite or VMware Aria Operations license with a quantity that fulfills the requirements of this design.

Active Directory

  • Verify that Active Directory Domain Controllers are available in the environment.
  • Verify that the required service accounts are created in Active Directory.
  • Verify that the required security groups are created in Active Directory.

Certificate Authority

If you want to use the open-source PowerShell module for the implementation and configuration of the Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.

Table 2. Prerequisites for CLI Implementation of Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation

CLI Method

Prerequisite

PowerShell

  • Verify that your system has PowerShell Core 7.2 or later 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 13.1.0
    Install-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin -MinimumVersion 1.3.9
    Install-Module -Name ImportExcel -MinimumVersion 7.8.5
    Install-Module -Name PowerVCF -MinimumVersion 2.4.0
    Install-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 2.8.0
  • Import the PowerValidatedSolutions and the PowerCLI PowerShell modules by running the following commands.
    Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 13.1.0
    Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 2.8.0
Note: To report issues, obtain support, or suggest enhancements to the open-source PowerShell module, use GitHub Issues in the GitHub repository.