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

Procedure

  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

    https://lax01vropsc01a.lax01.rainpole.local

    Remote collector 2

    https://lax01vropsc01b.lax01.rainpole.local

  2. On the Get Started 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 remote collector node.
    1. Enter a node name, select a node type, and enter master node address.

      Setting

      Value

      Node name

      • lax01vropsc01a for remote collector 1

      • lax01vropsc01b for remote collector 2

      Node type

      Remote Collector

      Master node IP address or FQDN

      vrops01svr01a.rainpole.local

    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.

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

    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 procedure 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.

Results

After the configuration of the remote collectors in Region B is complete, the cluster on the System Status page of the administration user interface consists of the following nodes:

  • 3 nodes for analytics cluster: vrops01svr01a, vrops01svr01b and vrops01svr01c

  • Two remote collectors for Region A: sfo01vropsc01a and sfo01vropsc01b

  • Two remote collectors for Region B: lax01vropsc01a and lax01vropsc01b