After you deploy a virtual appliance instance for the master replica node and configure a master node in the cluster, enable the cluster node functionality of the master replica node and join it to the analytics cluster.


  1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops-repln-02.rainpole.local.
  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


      Node type


      Master node IP address or FQDN


    2. Next to the Master node IP address or FQDN text box, click Validate.

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

    3. Verify 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.

    When the configuration process completes, the vRealize Operations Manager Administration console opens.

  7. Click System Status in the Administration panel to verify that the node is added to the analytics cluster. 
    The virtual appliance instance acting as the data node appears in the Nodes in the vRealize Operations Manager Cluster list.