After you deploy the virtual appliances for the remote collector nodes on the Management vCenter Server, configure the settings of the remote collectors and connect them to the analytics cluster.


  1. Open a Web browser, and go to the initial setup user interface of each remote collector node virtual appliance.

    Remote Collector Node

    URL for Setup Interface

    Remote collector 1


    Remote collector 2


  2. In the initial setup page, click Expand an Existing Installation.
  3. On the Getting Started page, review the steps for creating a cluster, and click Next.
  4. On the Node Settings and Cluster Info page, configure the settings of the node in the analytics cluster.

    1. Configure the name, type and master address of the node.



      Node name

      • vrops-rmtcol-01 for remote collector 1

      • vrops-rmtcol-02 for remote collector 2

      Node type

      Remote Collector

      Master node IP address or FQDN


    2. Click Validate next to the Master node IP address or FQDN text box.

      The certificate of the master node appears in the text box.

    3. Validate that the master certificate is correct, and click Accept this certificate.
    4. Click Next.
  5. On the Username and Password page, select Use cluster administrator user name and password , enter the vrops_admin_password password for the admin user, and click Next.
  6. On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish.


After configuration of the second remote collector is complete, the cluster on the System Status page of the administration user interface consists of the following nodes: vrops-mstrn-01, vrops-repln-02, vrops-datan-03, and the remote collectors vrops-rmtcol-01 and vrops-rmtcol-02.