Before you deploy vRealize Operations Manager, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment. 

IP Addresses and Host Names

Verify that static IP addresses and FQDNs for the application virtual network are available for the first region of the SDDC deployment.

For the analytics cluster application virtual network, allocate 3 static IP addresses and FQDNs for the nodes and one for the load balancer, and map host names to the IP addresses. For the remote collector group, allocate 2 static IP addresses and FQDNs.

Table 1. Application Virtual Network Names for vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Operations Manager Component

Application Virtual Network

Analytics Cluster

Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

Remote Collector Group

Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN

Table 2. IP Addresses and Host Names for the Analytics Cluster in Region A

Role

IP Address

FQDN

External load balancer VIP address

192.168.11.35

vrops01svr01.rainpole.local

Master node

192.168.11.31

vrops01svr01a.rainpole.local

Master replica node

192.168.11.32

vrops01svr01b.rainpole.local

Data node 1

192.168.11.33

vrops01svr01c.rainpole.local

Default gateway

192.168.11.1

-

DNS server

  • 172.16.11.4

  • 172.17.11.4

-

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

-

NTP servers

  • 172.16.11.251

  • 172.17.11.251

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

Table 3. IP Addresses and Host Names for the Remote Collectors in Region A

Role

IP Address

FQDN

Remote collector node 1

192.168.31.31

sfo01vropsc01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

Remote collector node 2

192.168.31.32

sfo01vropsc01b.sfo01.rainpole.local

Default gateway

192.168.31.1

-

DNS server

172.16.11.5

-

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

-

Deployment Prerequisites

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites for deployment of vRealize Operations Manager.

Prerequisite

Value

Storage

  • Virtual disk provisioning.

    • Thin

  • Required storage per analytics cluster node.

    • Initial storage for the analytics cluster node: 274 GB

    • Additional storage for monitoring data per analytics cluster node: 750 GB

  • Required storage per remote collector group node.

    • Initial storage per node: 274 GB

Software Features

  • Verify that vCenter Server is operational.

  • Verify that the vSphere cluster has vSphere DRS and HA enabled.

  • Verify that the NSX Manager is operational.

  • Verify that the application virtual networks are available.

  • Verify that the Load Balancer service is enabled on the NSX Edge services gateway.

  • Verify that vRealize Log Insight is operational.

  • Verify that vRealize Automation is operational.

  • Verify that vRealize Business for Cloud is operational.

  • Verify that Postman REST API App is installed in your Chrome browser.

Installation Package

  • Download the .ova file of the vRealize Operations Manager virtual appliance on the machine where you use the vSphere Web Client.

  • Download the .pak file for the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for NSX for vSphere from VMware Solutions Exchange.

  • Download the .pak file for the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for Storage Devices from VMware Solutions Exchange.

License

  • Verify that you have obtained a license that covers the use of vRealize Operations Manager.

Active Directory

  • Verify that you have a parent active directory with the SDDC user roles configured for the rainpole.local domain.

Certification Authority

  • Configure the root Active Directory domain controller as a certificate authority for the environment.

  • Download the CertGenVVD tool and generate the signed certificate for the analytics cluster. See the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation.

External Services

  • Verify that you have access to a SMTP server.

  • Verify that SNMP is enabled in your network environment, to monitor network devices.

  • Verify that Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) or Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) is enabled on each network device, for complete monitoring of your environment.