To protect the vRealize Operations Manager virtual machines from a host-level failure, configure vSphere DRS to run the virtual machines of the analytics cluster and the remote collectors on different hosts in the management cluster.

Use two anti-affinity rules for the vRealize Operations Manager virtual machines. One anti-affinity rule is for the analytics nodes and another anti-affinity rule is for the remote collector nodes. This rule configuration also accommodates the case when you place a host from the management cluster in maintenance mode.

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, and under the sfo01-m01dc data center object select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster.
  3. Click the Configure tab.
  4. Under the Configuration group of settings, select VM/Host Rules
  5. Create the anti-affinity rules for the vRealize Operations Manager analytics cluster and remote collectors using the following settings.

    Setting

    Value for the Analytics Nodes

    Value for the Remote Collectors

    Name

    anti-affinity-rule-vropsm

    anti-affinity-rule-vropsr

    Enable rule

    Selected

    Selected

    Type

    Separate Virtual Machines

    Separate Virtual Machines

    Members

    • vrops01svr01a

    • vrops01svr01b

    • vrops01svr01c

    • sfo01vropsc01a

    • sfo01vropsc01b

    1. In the VM/Host Rules list, click Add above the rules list. 
    2. In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, add the new anti-affinity rule for the virtual machines of the vRealize Operations Manager analytics cluster, and click OK.
    3. Repeat the step to add the anti-affinity rule for the remote collector virtual machines of the vRealize Operations Manager.