The VMware Aria Operations for Networks architecture consists of a platform VM, a proxy VM, and data sources. The platform VM provides analytics, storage, and a user interface to the data. Depending on the source and the configuration, the proxy VM or the collector collects data by using various protocols, such as HTTPS, SSH, CLI, and SNMP. Install one platform VM and two proxy VMs for VMware Aria Operations for Networks. Depending on the amount of data that is collected, you need one or more proxy VMs.
Download a copy of the VMware Aria Operations for Networks Platform OVA file.
Download a copy of the Vmware Aria Operations for Networks Proxy OVA file.
Verify that the FQDNs of the platform and proxy nodes are registered in the DNS server for forward and reverse proxy. Verify that the FQDNs and IP addresses of the platform and proxy nodes can be resolved.
Verify that the user has permission to deploy an OVF template to the inventory.
Ensure that all the System Recommendations and Requirements are met.
- On the management cluster TCI_MGMT_CLUSTER, deploy the Aria Operations for Networks platform appliance by naming it to TCI_VRNI_PLATFORM. See Deploying VMware Aria Operations for Networks Platform OVA.
- Activating the License on the platform appliance.
- Generate the shared secret for the VMware Aria Operations for Networks proxy appliance.
- On the management cluster TCI_MGMT_CLUSTER, deploy the Aria Operations for Networks proxy appliance and name it to TCI_VRNI_PROXY. See Setting up Network Insight Collector (OVA).
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to deploy another proxy appliance.
- Integrate VMware Aria Operations for Networks with Resource vCenter Server. See Add vCenter Server.
- Integrate Aria Operations for Networks with NSX Manager. See Add VMware NSX Manager.