You must associate XD-XA objects with your vRealize Operations for Published Applications license key by editing license groups in vRealize Operations Manager.

About this task

A license group is a way to gather certain objects, called license group members, under a particular license key. By default, the vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Operations for Published Applications license groups both include all host, virtual machine, and datastore objects. Because these objects are members of both license groups, they are covered by both your vRealize Operations Manager license and your vRealize Operations for Published Applications license.

Each license group includes membership criteria that you can use to filter the objects that are members of the license group. By editing the membership criteria for the vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Operations for Published Applications license groups, you can specify that certain objects are covered only under your vRealize Operations for Published Applications license key.

Prerequisites

Add your vRealize Operations for Published Applications license key. See Adding a vRealize Operations for Published Applications License Key.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.
  2. In the left pane, select Administration > Licensing.
  3. Click the License Groups tab.

    License groups appear in the top pane. The license group for vRealize Operations for Published Applications is called VMware VRealize Operations for Published Apps 6.2 Licensing. The license group for vRealize Operations Manager is called Product Licensing.

  4. Edit the membership criteria for the VMware Published Application Licensing group.
    1. Select VMware Published Applications Licensing and click Edit on the toolbar.
    2. Select the vRealize Operations for Published Applications license key under VMware vRealize Operations for Published Applications and click Next.
    3. In the first Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select XSite, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type XEnvironment in the Object name text box.
    4. In the second Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Host System, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type XEnvironment in the Object name text box.
    5. In the third Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Virtual Machine, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type XEnvironment in the Object name text box.
    6. In the fourth Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Datastore, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type XEnvironment in the Object name text box.
    7. Click Next and then click Finish to save your configuration.
  5. Edit the membership criteria for the Product Licensing group.

    You must edit the membership criteria for the Product Licensing group to exclude the objects that you included in the VMware Published Application Licensing group.

    1. Select Product Licensing and click Edit on the toolbar.
    2. Select the vRealize Operations Manager license key under vRealize Operations Manager and click Next.
    3. In the first Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Host System, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type Xenvironment in the Object name text box.
    4. In the second Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Virtual Machine, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type Xenvironment in the Object name text box.
    5. In the third Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Datastore, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type Xenvironment in the Object name text box.
    6. In the fourth Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Datastore, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type Xenvironment in the Object name text box.
    7. Click Next and then click Finish to save your configuration.