After you deploy the analytics and the remote collector nodes of vRealize Operations Manager and start vRealize Operations Manager, pair a vCenter Adapter instance with each vCenter Server instance in the region.


  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager by using the operations interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops01svr01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. On the main navigation bar, click Administration.
  3. In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click Solutions.
  4. From the solution table on the Solutions page, select the VMware vSphere solution, and click the Configure icon at the top.

    The Manage Solution - VMware vSphere dialog box appears.

  5. Under Instance Settings, enter the settings for the connection to vCenter Server.
    1. Enter the following details.


      Value for Consolidated vCenter Server

      Display Name

      vCenter Adapter - sfo01w01vc01


      Consolidated vCenter Server

      vCenter Server


    2. Click the Add icon on the right side, configure the collection credentials for the connection to the vCenter Server instance, and click OK

      vCenter Server Credentials Attribute


      Credential name

      vCenter Adapter Credentials - sfo01w01vc01

      User Name




    3. Leave Enable Actions set to Enable so that vCenter Adapter can run actions on objects in vCenter Server from vRealize Operations Manager.
    4. Click Test Connection to validate the connection to the vCenter Server instance.

      The vCenter Server certificate appears.

    5. In the Review and Accept Certificate dialog box, verify the certificate information, and click Accept
    6. Click OK in the Info dialog box.
    7. Expand the Advanced Settings section of settings.
    8. From the Collectors/Groups drop-down menu, select the sfo01-remote-collectors group.
    9. Specify a user account with administrator privileges to register vRealize Operations Manager with the vCenter Server instance.



      Registration user


      Registration password


  6. Click Define Monitoring Goals.
  7. In the Define Monitoring Goals page, under Enable vSphere Hardening Guide Alerts?, select Yes, leave the default configuration for the other options, and click Save.
  8. Click OK in the Success dialog box.
  9. Click Save Settings.
  10. In the Info dialog box, click OK
  11. In the Manage Solution - VMware vSphere dialog box, click Close.
  12. On the Solutions page, select VMware vSphere from the solution table to view the collection state and collection status. 

    The collection state indicates whether the adapter is collecting data. The collection status value indicates whether vRealize Operations Manager is receiving data about a certain object type. An adapter instance has a status value only if its collection state is Collecting.


The Collection State column for the vCenter Adapter displays Collecting, and the Collection Status column displays Data receiving.