After you deploy the remote collector nodes of vRealize Operations Manager in Region B, 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.
      Setting Value
      User name admin
      Password deployment_admin_password
  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 connection to vCenter Server.
    1. If you already have added another vCenter Adapter, click the Add icon on the left side to add an adapter settings.
    2. Enter the display name, description, and FQDN of vCenter Server instance.
      Setting Value for Management vCenter Server Value for Compute vCenter Server
      Display Name vCenter Adapter - lax01m01vc01 vCenter Adapter - lax01w01vc01
      Description Management vCenter Server for lax01 Compute vCenter Server for lax01
      vCenter Server lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local
    3. Click the Add icon on the right side, configure the collection credentials for connection to the vCenter Server instances, and click OK.
      Management vCenter Server Credentials Attribute Value
      Credential name
      • vCenter Adapter Credentials - lax01m01vc01
      • vCenter Adapter Credentials - lax01m01vc01
      User Name svc-vrops-vsphere@rainpole.local
      Password svc-vrops-vsphere-password
    4. Leave Enable Actions set to Enable so that vCenter Adapter can run actions on objects in the vCenter Server from vRealize Operations Manager.
    5. Click Test Connection to validate the connection to vCenter Server instance.
      The vCenter Server certificate appears.
    6. In the Review and Accept Certificate dialog box, verify the certificate information and click Accept.
    7. Click OK in the Info dialog box.
    8. Expand the Advanced Settings section of settings.
    9. From the Collectors/Groups drop-down menu, select the lax01-remote-collectors group.
    10. Specify a user account with administrator privileges to register vRealize Operations Manager with the vCenter Server instance.
      Setting Value
      Registration user administrator@vsphere.local
      Registration password vsphere_admin_password
  6. Click Define Monitoring Goals.
  7. In the Define Monitoring Goals dialog box, 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. Repeat Step 5 to Step 10 for the Compute vCenter Server.
  12. In the Manage Solution - VMware vSphere dialog box, click Close.
  13. On the Solutions page, select VMware vSphere from the solution table to view the collection state and the collection status of the adapters.
    The  Collection State of the adapters is Collecting and the Collection Status is Data receiving.