The Management Pack for HCX is downloaded from the VMware Solutions Exchange and added to an existing vRealize Operations installation.

Note: HCX Management Pack is supported in environments where the site pair is between one HCX Connector (source) and one HCX Cloud Manager or one VMware Cloud on AWS destination.

Prerequisites

  • You have a my.vmware.com account to download the management pack.

  • vRealize Operations Manager version 8.1.1 requires HCX Management Pack 5.1.

    vRealize Operations Manager versions 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and 8.5 require HCX Management Pack 5.2.

  • The vRealize Operations Manager connects to HCX Manager systems using TCP-443 when they are added with the vROPs HCX Management Pack.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the VMware Solutions Exchange.
  2. Locate the Management Pack for HCX.
  3. Log in using my.vmware.com credentials.
  4. To download the Management Pack, click the Try button.
  5. On the Download window, click Proceed.
  6. Log in to the vRealize Operations Manager user interface with administrator privileges.
  7. Navigate to Administration > Repository.
  8. Click Add/Upgrade.
  9. Browse to the downloaded an HCX Management Pack PAK file.
  10. If you had previously installed an HCX Management Pack, check the two boxes that prompt you to install the PAK files (even if it is already installed) and to reset the default content.
    The Reset Default Content window appears.
  11. In the Reset Default Content window, check the box acknowledging the content reset.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click Upload. After the upload completes, click Next.
  14. Accept the EULA, click Next.
  15. After the installation is finished, click Finish.

    The Management Pack is listed in the Repository.

  16. Navigate to Administration > Solutions > Other Accounts.
  17. Add an HCX account:
    Note:

    For each HCX Connector and HCX Cloud Manager that uses vRealize Operations, you must add an account.

    1. Click Add Account.
    2. Select the account type HCX adapter.
    3. Enter a Cloud Account name.
    4. Enter the HCX Connector or HCX Cloud Manager IP address.
    5. Click + to add the vCenter credentials.
    6. Enter the Collector/Group information or use the default entry.
    7. Click Validate Connection.

      If the connection is not successful, verify the credentials and try again.

    8. Click Save.
    9. If prompted, accept the certificate.
    10. Repeat this procedure for each HCX Connector and HCX Cloud Manager.
  18. Create the vCenter Server accounts:
    Note:

    For each vCenter Server associated with an HCX Connector and HCX Cloud Manager, you must add an account.

    1. Navigate to Administration > Solutions > Cloud Accounts.
    2. Click Add Account.
    3. Select account type vCenter.
    4. Enter a Cloud Account Name.
    5. Enter the vCenter Server IP address.
    6. Enter the vCenter credentials.
    7. Enter the Collector/Group information or use the default entry.
    8. Click Validate Connection.

      If the connection is not successful, verify the credentials and try again.

  19. Click Save.
  20. Authenticate to the HCX system using a vSphere SSO-integrated user with access to HCX.
    After sufficient metrics are collected, the vRealize Operations dashboards are populated with views based on activated HCX services.

    After sufficient metrics are collected, the vRealize Operations dashboards are populated with views based on activated HCX services.