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

Prerequisites

  • 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.

  • Create a custom read-only role for user svc-vrops.

Procedure

  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.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrops_admin_password

  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.

    The Instance Name list contains the instances of the vCenter adapter for Region A.

  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.

      Setting

      Value for Management vCenter Server

      Value for Compute vCenter Server

      Name

      mgmt01vc51-lax01

      comp01vc51-lax01

      Description

      Management vCenter Server for Region B

      Compute vCenter Server for Region B

      vCenter Server

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

    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

      Value

      Credential name

      • mgmt01vc51-lax01-credentials for Management vCenter Server

      • comp01vc51-lax01-credentials for Compute vCenter Server

      User Name

      svc-vrops@rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-vrops-password

    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 LAX01 group.




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

      Setting

      Value

      Registration user

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Registration password

      vsphere_admin_password

      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.

  6. Click Define Monitoring Goals.
  7. In 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 Info 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 Informaition 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 the collection status.

Results

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