To manage your VMware Cloud on AWS instances in vRealize Operations Cloud, you must configure a cloud account. The adapter requires the CSP API token that is used to authorize and communicate with the target VMware Cloud on AWS.

Prerequisites

  • To configure the VMware Cloud on AWS Adapter, generate the CSP API token with any of the VMware Cloud on AWS service roles.
  • For data collection of bills, generate the CSP API token with the Billing Read-only or Organization Owner organization role with any of the VMware Cloud on AWS service roles.
  • For NSX monitoring, generate the CSP API token with the NSX Cloud Admin or NSX Cloud Auditor VMware Cloud on AWS service role.

Procedure

  1. On the menu, click Administration and in the left pane, click Solutions > Cloud Accounts.
  2. On the Cloud Accounts page, click Add Accounts.
  3. On the Accounts Type page, click VMware Cloud on AWS.
  4. Enter a display name and description for the cloud account.
    • Name. Enter the name for the VMware Cloud on AWS instance as you want it to appear in vRealize Operations Cloud.
    • Description. Enter any additional information that helps you manage your instances.
  5. To add credentials for the VMware Cloud on AWS instance, click the Add icon, and enter the required credentials.
    • Credential Name. The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
    • CSP Refresh Token. A CSP API token. For details on generating an API token, see Generating CSP API Token.
    • Proxy Host
    • Proxy Port
    • Proxy username
    • Proxy Password
    • Proxy Domain
  6. Determine which collector or collector group is used to manage the cloud account. If you have multiple collectors or collector groups in your environment, and you want to distribute the workload to optimize performance, select the collector or collector group to manage the adapter processes for this instance.
    Note:

    It is recommended to use Default Collector Group. If you have a need to use a cloud proxy, ensure that it has connectivity to the internet.

  7. Organization ID. Click Get Organization to auto fill this field. If you are offline or if you are unable to get the Organization ID, you can enter it manually.

    The Organization ID refers to the Long Organization ID in the Cloud Service Portal. To obtain this ID in the Cloud Service Portal, click Organization Settings > View Organization.

  8. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
  9. You can monitor the costs of running your VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure by bringing in the billing from VMware Cloud on AWS to vRealize Operations Cloud. To do so, enable the costing option in Advanced Settings.
  10. Click Save.
    The page to configure the SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS appears.
  11. Click Configure.
  12. Configure the vCenter adapter:
    1. Click the Add icon, and enter the required credentials.
      • Credential Name. The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
      • User Name. The vCenter user name.
      • Password. The vCenter password configured for that vCenter user name.
    2. Select the required collector group.
      Note:

      If you have direct connectivity with your VMware Cloud vCenter Server, select Default collector group. If you are using a private IP for your vCenter Server or if you want to deploy telegraf agents for application monitoring, select Remote collector.

      If you have configured an HTTP proxy on your vRealize Operations cloud proxy, ensure that your HTTP proxy has an exception to access the NSX Management Policy endpoint. If you need help with this configuration, contact VMware Support.

    3. Click Next.
  13. Configure the vSAN adapter.
    1. Enable the vSAN configuration option.
    2. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
    3. Click Next.
  14. Configure the NSX-T adapter.
    1. Enable the NSX-T configuration option.
    2. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
    3. Click Next.
  15. Click Save This SDDC.
    Note: The Service Discovery adapter is optional. The steps to configure the VMware Cloud on AWS Service Discovery adapter are similar to configuring vCenter Service Discovery. For more information about configuring the vCenter Service Discovery. see Configure Service Discovery.
    The VMware Cloud on AWS account, with the configured SDDC, is added to the list.