After you deploy the analytics cluster and the remote collector nodes of vRealize Operations Manager in Region A and start vRealize Operations Manager, add vCenter Adapter instances for the Management and Compute vCenter Server instances in Region A.


  • Verify that the Management vCenter Server and Compute vCenter Server are running.

  • Verify that the Management vCenter Server and Compute vCenter Server are configured with the rainpole.local Active Directory domain.


  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager by using the administration console.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops-cluster-01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click Administration and click Solutions.
  3. From the solution table on the Solutions page, select the VMware vSphere solution, and click the Configure icon at the top.

    The Manage Solution - VMware vSphere dialog box appears.

  4. On the Configure adapters page, from the Adapter Type table at the top, select vCenter Adapter.

    Empty settings for the vCenter Adapter default instance appear under Instance Settings if vRealize Operations Manager does not have vCenter Adapters configured. 

  5. Under Instance Settings, enter the settings for connection to vCenter Server.
    1. If you already have added another vCenter Adapter, click the Add icon on the left side to add an adapter settings.
    2. Enter the name, description and FQDN of vCenter Server.


      Value for Management vCenter Server

      Value for Compute vCenter Server





      Management vCenter Server for Region A

      Compute vCenter Server for Region A

      vCenter Server



    3. Click the Add icon on the right side, configure the collection credentials for connection to the vCenter Server instances, and click OK

      Management vCenter Server Credentials Attribute


      Credential name

      • mgmt01vc01-sfo01-credentials (for Management vCenter Server )

      • comp01vc01-sfo01-credentials (for Compute vCenter Server )

      User Name




    4. Leave Enable Actions set to Enable so that vCenter Adapter can run actions on objects in the vCenter Server from vRealize Operations Manager.
    5. Click Test Connection to validate the connection to vCenter Server instance.

      The vCenter Server certificate appears.

    6. In the Review and Accept Certificate dialog box, verify the certificate information and click OK
    7. Click OK in the Test Connection Info dialog box.
    8. Expand the Advanced Settings section of settings.
    9. From the Collectors/Groups drop-down menu, select the SFO01 group.

    10. Specify a user account with administrator privileges to register vRealize Operations Manager with the vCenter Server instance.

      After the registration, vCenter Server users can launch vRealize Operations Manager from and use health badges on the inventory objects in the vSphere Web Client.



      Registration user


      Registration password


  6. Click Define Monitoring Goals
  7. On the Define Monitoring Goals page, under Enable vSphere Hardening Guide Alerts?, select Yes, leave the default configuration for the other options, and click Save.

  8. Click OK in the Default Policy Information dialog box.
  9. Click Save Settings.
  10. In the Review and Accept Certificate dialog box, verify the certificate information and click OK
  11. Click OK in the Adapter Instance Information dialog box.
  12. Repeat Step 5 to Step 11 for the Compute vCenter Server.
  13. In the Manage Solution - VMware vSphere dialog box, click Close.
  14. On the Solutions page, select VMware vSphere from the solution table to view the collection state and collection status of the adapters. 

    The collection state indicates whether the adapter should be collecting data. The collection status value indicates whether vRealize Operations Manager is receiving data about a certain object type. An adapter instance has a status value only if its collection state is Collecting.

    The Collection State column for the vCenter Adapters displays Collecting, and the Collection Status column displays Data receiving.