After you deploy the virtual appliance for the remote collector node, configure the settings of the remote collector and connect it to the analytics cluster.


  1. Open a Web browser, and go to the initial setup user interface of the remote collector node virtual appliance.

    Remote Collector Node

    URL for Setup Interface

    Remote collector


  2. On the Get Started page, click Expand an Existing Installation.
  3. On the Getting Started page, review the steps for expanding existing cluster, and click Next.
  4. On the Node Settings and Cluster Info page, configure the settings of the remote collector node.
    1. Enter a node name, select a node type, and enter master node address.



      Node name


      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.


After configuration of the remote collector is complete, the cluster on the System Status page of the administration user interface consists of the following nodes: vrops01svr01a and the remote collector sfo01vropsc01a.