Use the vSphere Web Client to deploy each vRealize Operations Manager analytics node as a virtual appliance on the management cluster in Region A.

About this task

You repeat the deployment for each of the three analytics nodes: master, master replica, and data.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Navigate to the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object.
  3. Right-click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local object and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vRealize Operations Manager OVA file on your file system, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter a node name, select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance, and click Next.
    1. Enter a name for the node according to its role.

      Name

      Role

      vrops01svr01a

      Master node

      vrops01svr01b

      Master replica node

      vrops01svr01c

      Data node 1

    2. Select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance.

      Setting

      Value

      vCenter Server

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Datacenter

      sfo01-m01dc

      Folder

      sfo01-m01fd-vrops

  6. On the Select a resource page, select the following values, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Datacenter

    sfo01-m01dc

    Cluster

    sfo01-m01-mgmt01

  7. On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download and disk size, and click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, accept the end user license agreements and click Next.
  9. On the Select configuration page, from the Configuration drop-down menu, select the Medium deployment configuration of the virtual appliance, and click Next
  10. On the Select storage page, select the following datastore and configure its settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Select virtual disk format

    Thin provision

    VM Storage Policy

    vSAN Default Storage Policy

    Datastore

    sfo01-m01-vsan01

  11. On the Select networks page, select the distributed port group on the sfo01-m01-vds01 distributed switch that ends with Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN, and click Next.
  12. On the Customize template page, set IPv4 settings and select the time zone for the virtual appliance, and click Next.
    1. In the Networking Properties section, configure the following IPv4 settings.

      Setting

      Value

      DNS server

      172.16.11.4, 172.17.11.4

      Default gateway

      192.168.11.1

      Static IPv4 address

      • 192.168.11.31 for vrops01svr01a

      • 192.168.11.32 for vrops01svr01b

      • 192.168.11.33 for vrops01svr01c

      Subnet mask

      255.255.255.0

      Timezone setting

      Etc/UTC

  13. On the Ready to complete page, verify that the settings for deployment are correct, and click Finish.
  14. After the virtual appliance is deployed, expand the data disk of the virtual appliance to collect and store data from a large number of virtual machines.
    1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the virtual appliance object.
    2. Right-click the virtual appliance and select Edit Settings.
    3. In the Edit Settings dialog box, locate Hard disk 2, increase the size of the virtual appliance disk from 250 GB to 1 TB, and click OK.
  15. After the virtual appliance configuration is updated, right-click the virtual appliance object and select Power > Power On.

    During the power-on process, the virtual appliance expands the vRealize Operations Manager data partition as well.

  16. Change the default empty password for the root user.
    1. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the analytics virtual appliance and select Open Console to open the remote console to the appliance.

      Name

      Role

      vrops01svr01a

      Master node

      vrops01svr01b

      Master replica node

      vrops01svr01c

      Data node 1

    2. Press ALT+F1 to switch to the command prompt.
    3. At the command prompt, log in as the root user using empty password.
    4. At the command prompt, change the default empty password for the root user account with a new vrops_root_password password.
    5. Close the virtual appliance console.
  17. Repeat this procedure to deploy the vRealize Operations Manager virtual appliance for the next node in the analytics cluster.