To configure Aria Operations, follow these steps.


  1. Navigate to the name or IP address of the node that will be the primary node of Aria Operations.

    The setup wizard appears, and you do not need to log in to Aria Operations.

  2. Click New Installation.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Enter and confirm a password for the admin user account and click Next.
    • Passwords require a minimum of eight characters, one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one digit, and one special character.

    • The user account name is admin by default and cannot be changed.

  5. Select whether to use the certificate included with Aria Operations or to install one of your own.
    1. To use your certificate, click Browse, locate the certificate file, and click Open to load the file in the Certificate Information text box.
    2. Review the information detected from your certificate to verify that it meets the requirements for Aria Operations.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Enter a name for the primary node.


  8. Enter the URL or IP address for the Network Time Protocol (NTP) server with which the cluster synchronizes.


  9. Click Add.
    1. Leave the NTP blank to have Aria Operations manage its synchronization by having all nodes synchronize with the primary node and replica node.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Configure the Aria Operations availability. To install Aria Operations with availability, enable the Availability Mode and select High Availability, click Next.

    You can enable High Availability or Continuous Availability after installation from the administrator interface.

  12. Click the Add icon to add nodes with defined role TCP_ARIAOPS_REPLICA, TCP_ARIAOPS_DATA1, and remote collector nodes TCP_ARIAOPS_RC1 and TCP_ARIAOPS_RC2.
    • If you select High Availability for this cluster option, you can select a node from the added list of nodes to be the replica node. Although, only one node from the list can be selected as a replica node. For more information on High Availability, see Adding High Availability to Aria Operations.

    • You can also add these nodes later if you use the default configuration. For more information, see Resize your Cluster by Adding Nodes.

    1. Enter the Node Name and Node Address.
    2. Select the Current Cluster Role.
  13. Click Next and click Finish.

    The administration interface appears, and it takes a moment for Aria Operations to finish adding the primary node.

    For more information, see Perform a New Installation on the Aria Operations UI.

  14. After the cluster configuration is completed successfully and the cluster is up, browse the Aria Operations primary IP with https://<IP of TCP_ARIAOPS_PRIMARY>.
  15. Add a two-node remote collector group. For more information, see Adding a Collector Group.
  16. Configure vCenter Server solutions for both management and compute vCenter Servers and vSAN. For more information, see Configure a vCenter Server Cloud Account in Aria Operations.
  17. Configure Aria Operations for Logs with Aria Operations. For more information, see Configuring Aria Operations for Logs in Aria Operations.
  18. Install the following solutions from VMware Marketplace.
    • VMware Aria Operations Management Pack for Aria Automation Orchestrator

    • VMware Aria Operations Management Pack for Aria Operations for Networks

    The following solutions are natively supported with Aria Operations:

    • VMware Aria Operations Management Pack for vCenter Server

    • VMware Aria Operations Management Pack for Log Insight

    • VMware Aria Operations Management Pack for vSAN

    • VMware Aria Operation Management Pack for NSX

  19. Configure the NSX solution. The NSX solution is activated by default with the installation, so follow these steps to configure it:
    1. Click Administration on the menu, and click Solutions > Other Accounts in the left pane.
    2. Click Add Accounts and select the NSX solution you want to manage.
    3. Provide required configuration details and select remote collector group.
    5. Click ADD if the connection is successful.
  20. Download the other solution management pack such as Aria Automation Orchestrator and Aria Operations for Networks.
  21. Add the management pack to the Solution Repository and activate it. For more information, see Integrations Page.
  22. Once activated, configure the activated solution. For more information, see Adding Accounts.