When configuring an adapter instance for vSAN, you add credentials for a vCenter Server. In the earlier versions of vRealize Operations Cloud, the vSAN solution was installed as part of the vRealize Operations Cloud installation. Now, in case of a new installation the vSAN solution is pre-bundled as part of vRealize Operations Cloud OVF, you must install the vSAN solution separately.

Prerequisites

Only vCenter Server systems that are configured for both the vCenter adapter and the vSAN adapter appear in the inventory tree under the vSAN and Storage Devices. Verify that the vCenter Server that you use to configure the vSAN adapter instance is also configured as a vCenter adapter instance for the VMware vSphere® solution. If not, add a vCenter adapter instance for that vCenter Server.

You must open port 5989 between the host and any vRealize Operations Cloud node on which the vSAN adapter resides. This is applicable when the vSAN version in vSphere is 6.6 or lower.

You must have a vCenter Adapter instance configured and monitoring the same vCenter Server that is used to monitor the vSAN and Storage Devices.

To know how to install the Native Management Packs, see Solutions Repository.

Procedure

  1. In the menu, select Administration and then select Solutions > Cloud Accounts from the left panel.
  2. From the Cloud Accounts page, select the vCenter Server instance from the list and then click the vSAN tab.
  3. To use the vCenter Server for enabling vSAN, move the vSAN configuraton option to the right.
    Note: Once vSAN adapter instance is enabled and saved, the enable vSAN configuration option is not visible.
  4. The credentials provided for the vCenter Server instance are also used for vSAN adapter instance. If you do not want to use these credentials, you can click Use alternate credentials option.
    1. Click the plus sign next to the Credential field and enter the details in the Manage Credentials dialog box.
    2. Enter the credential name, vCenter user name, and password and click OK.
  5. Choose Enable SMART data collection, to enable SMART data collection for physical disk devices.
  6. Click Add.
    The vSAN configuration is enabled for the cloud account.
  7. Click Test Connection to validate the connection with your vCenter Server instance.
  8. Accept the vCenter Server security certificate.
  9. Click Save Settings.

Results

The adapter is added to the Adapter Instance list and is active.

What to do next

To verify that the adapter is configured and collecting data from vSAN objects, wait a few collection cycles, then view application-related data.
  • Inventory. Verify that all the objects related to the vSAN instance are listed. Objects should be in the collecting state and receiving data.
  • Dashboards. Verify that vSAN Capacity Overview, Migrate to vSAN, vSAN Operations Overview, and Troubleshoot vSAN, are added to the default dashboards.

  • Under Environment > vSAN and Storage Devices, verify that the vSAN hierarchy includes the following related vCenter Server system objects:
    • vSAN World
    • Cache Disk
    • Capacity Disk
    • vSAN-enabled vCenter Server clusters
    • vSAN Fault Domains (optional)
    • vSAN-enabled Hosts
    • vSAN Datastores
    • vSAN Disk Groups
    • vSAN Datastore related VMs
    • vSAN Witness Hosts (optional)