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


  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. On 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

      • nyc01rmtcol01 for remote collector 1

      • nyc01rmtcol02 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.

    Wait for the node to finish installation operation.

    The System Status page of vRealize Operations Manager appears. The cluster admin interface displays that the configuration of the node is in progress.

  7. Repeat the steps to configure the second remote collector node.
  8. After the operation is complete, in the administration UI of vRealize Operations Manager, click Finish Adding New Node(s) next to Cluster Status.

  9. In the Finish Adding New Node(s) dialog box, click OK to confirm adding the nodes.


After the configuration of the remote collectors in the ROBO 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

  • Two remote collectors for Region A vrops-rmtcol-01 and vrops-rmtcol-02

  • Two remote collectors for Region B vrops-rmtcol-51 and vrops-rmtcol-52

  • Two remote collectors for the ROBO site nyc01rmtcol01 and nyc01rmtcol02