When a major hardware failure occurs, restore the vRealize Operations Manager nodes by using the backups that are created as a result from the scheduled backup job for the nodes.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Shut down all vRealize Operations Manager virtual appliances.
    1. Select Home > Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Navigate to each appliance in the following order, right-click the appliance object and select Power > Shut Down Guest OS and click Yes in the Confirm Guest Shut Down dialog box.

      Object Type

      Object

      Value

      Path

      vCenter Server

      mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      SFO01

      Cluster

      SFO01-Mgmt01

      Appliance Name

      Remote collector 1

      vrops-rmtcol-01

      Remote collector 2

      vrops-rmtcol-02

      Data node

      vrops-datan-03

      Master replica node

      vrops-repln-02

      Master node

      vrops-mstrn-01

  3. Restore the latest vRealize Operations Manager VMs backup from the vSphere Data Protection server.
    1. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click VDP icon.
    2. On the Welcome to vSphere Data Protection page, select mgmt01vdp01 from the VDP Appliance drop-down menu and click Connect.
    3. Click the Restore tab.
    4. Select a node appliance of the vRealize Operations Manager.

      You see the list of the backups for the appliance.

    5. Select the check box for the latest appliance backup and click the back arrow to return to the list of backups.
    6. Select the latest backups of the other appliances of vRealize Operations Manager.
    7. Click Restore on the toolbar.

      The Restore backup wizard opens.

    8. On the Select Backup page, click Next.
    9. On the Set Restore Options page, select Restore to original location for each appliance, and click Next.
    10. On  the Ready to Complete page, if there is a check box to confirm restore, select it and click Finish.
    11. Click OK to close the Info dialog.
  4. Verify that the restore is successful.
    1. On the vSphere Data Protection page, click the Configuration tab and click Log.
    2. Locate the following logs:
      Restore of client named vrops_vm_name completed.
  5. Power on the nodes of vRealize Operations Manager in the following order:

    Appliance Name

    Order

    vrops-mstrn-01

    1

    vrops-repln-02

    2

    vrops-datan-03

    3

    vrops-rmtcol-01

    4

    vrops-rmtcol-02

    4

    1. Navigate to each of the appliance, right-click the appliance object, and select Power > Power On
    2. Wait until the current appliance is up and running before powering on the next appliance.

What to do next

Verify that vRealize Operations Manager is up and functions flawlessly after restore. See Validate vRealize Operations Manager in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.