After you deploy and enable the roles of the analytics cluster nodes, use the vSphere Web Client to deploy each of the two virtual appliances for the remote collectors in Region A. In a multi-region environment, you deploy remote collectors to forward data from the vCenter Server instances in Region A to the analytics cluster also to support failover of the analytics cluster.

About this task

Repeat this procedure two times to deploy two remote collector appliances.

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. Navigate to the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object. 
  3. Right-click the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local object and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vRealize Operations Manager OVA file on your file system, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter a node name, select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    • vrops-rmtcol-01 for remote collector 1

    • vrops-rmtcol-02 for remote collector 2

    vCenter Server

    mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    SFO01

    Folder

    vROps01RC

  6. On the Select a resource page, select the following values, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Datacenter

    SFO01

    Cluster

    SFO01-Mgmt01

  7. On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download and disk size, and click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, accept the end user license agreements and click Next.
  9. On the Select configuration page, from the Configuration drop-down menu, select the Remote Collector (Standard) deployment configuration of the virtual appliance, and click Next.
  10. On the Select storage page, select the datastore indicated in the table below, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Select virtual disk format

    Thin provision

    VM Storage Policy

    Virtual SAN Default Storage Policy

    Datastore table

    SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

  11. On the Select networks page, select the distributed port group on the vDS-Mgmt distributed switch that ends with Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN and click Next.
  12. On the Customize template page, set the IPv4 settings and select the time zone for the virtual appliance and click Next.
    1. In the Networking Properties section, configure the following IPv4 settings.

      Option

      Description

      DNS server

      172.16.11.5

      Default gateway

      192.168.31.1

      Static IPv4 address

      • 192.168.31.31 for remote collector 1

      • 192.168.31.32 for remote collector 2

      Subnet mask

      255.255.255.0

    2. From the Timezone setting drop-down menu, select the Etc/UTC time zone.
  13. On the Ready to complete page, verify that the settings for deployment are correct, and click Finish.
  14. After the virtual appliance is deployed, right-click the virtual appliance object and select Power > Power On.
  15. Change the default empty password for the root user.
    1. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the remote collector virtual appliance and select Open Console to open the remote console to the appliance.

      Name

      Role

      vrops-rmtcol-01

      Remote collector 1

      vrops-rmtcol-02

      Remote collector 2

    2. Press ALT+F1 to switch to the command prompt.
    3. At the command prompt, log in as the root user using empty password.
    4. At the command prompt, change the default empty password for the root user account with a new vrops_root_password password.
    5. Close the virtual appliance console.
  16. Repeat the procedure to deploy the second remote collector appliance.