After you deploy the virtual appliance for the master node of the vRealize Operations Manager analytics cluster, enable its administration role in the cluster. 


  1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops01svr01a.rainpole.local.
  2. On the Get Started page, click New Installation.
  3. On the Getting Started page, review the steps for creating a cluster, and click Next.
  4. On the Set Administrator Password page, type and confirm the password for the admin user account.
  5. On the Choose Certificate page, click the Install a certificate button, click Browse, select the certificate chain .pem file that contains the own private key and the issuer and own certificate files, and click Next

    You generate a PEM file vrops.2.chain.pem by using the CertGenVVD tool.

    After the setup imports and validates the certificate, notice that the certificate has a common name, vrops01svr01.rainpole.local, and a subject alternative name that contains vrops01svr01a.rainpole.local for the master node.

  6. On the Deployment Settings page, configure the following settings, and click Next.



    Cluster Master Node Name


    NTP Server Address


  7. On the Ready To Complete page, click Finish

    When the configuration process completes, the vRealize Operations Manager Administration console opens. 

  8. Click System Status in the Administration panel to verify that you have a vRealize Operations Manager instance created.

    The virtual appliance instance acting as the master node appears in the Nodes in the vRealize Operations Manager Cluster list.