vRealize Operations Manager consists of one or more nodes, in a cluster. To create nodes, you download and run the vRealize Operations Manager Enterprise installer for Windows.

Prerequisites

  • Plan to use the system only as a vRealize Operations Manager node. Do not host other applications on the same machine.

  • Verify that vRealize Operations Manager ports are open at the firewall. See How vRealize Operations Manager Uses Network Ports.

  • Verify that the partition on which you install vRealize Operations Manager is formatted as NTFS.

  • If this node is to be the master node, reserve a static IP address for the virtual machine, and know the associated domain name server, default gateway, and network mask values.

    Plan to keep the IP address because it is difficult to change the address after installation.

  • If this node is to be a data node that will become the HA replica node, reserve a static IP address for the virtual machine, and know the associated domain name server, default gateway, and network mask values.

    Plan to keep the IP address because it is difficult to change the address after installation.

    In addition, familiarize yourself with HA node placement as described in About vRealize Operations Manager High Availability.

  • Preplan your domain and machine naming so that the Windows machine name will begin and end with alphabet (a–z) or digit (0–9) characters, and will only contain alphabet, digit, or hyphen (-) characters. The underscore character (_) must not appear in the host name or anywhere in the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

    Plan to keep the name because it is difficult to change the name after installation.

    For more information, review the host name specifications from the Internet Engineering Task Force. See www.ietf.org.

  • Preplan node placement and networking to meet the requirements described in General vRealize Operations Manager Cluster Node Requirements and vRealize Operations Manager Cluster Node Networking Requirements.

  • If you expect the vRealize Operations Manager cluster to use IPv6 addresses, review the IPv6 limitations described in Using IPv6 with vRealize Operations Manager.

  • Verify that the Task Scheduler service has not been disabled. Task Scheduler is enabled by default.

  • Uninstall any existing copies of Apache Tomcat.

  • Uninstall any existing copies of PostgreSQL, and remove PostgreSQL folders and data.

    vRealize Operations Manager must install its own copy of PostgreSQL.

  • Locate your copy of the vRealize Operations Manager Enterprise EXE installer for Windows.

Procedure

  1. Start the installer by running the EXE file.

    A progress bar appears, followed by the installer wizard.

  2. Select your language and click OK.
  3. Read the introduction and click Next.
  4. Read the patent notice and click Next.
  5. Read and scroll to the bottom of the license notice, select the option to accept it, and click Next.
  6. Accept or change the installation folder, and click Next.
  7. Accept or change the data folder, and click Next.
  8. Review your settings, and click Install.

    A progress bar appears. After a few moments, the installation finishes.

  9. Click Done.
  10. If you are creating a multiple node vRealize Operations Manager cluster, repeat 1 through 9 on each Windows machine that will serve as a node in your vRealize Operations Manager cluster.

What to do next

Use a Web browser client to configure a newly added node as the vRealize Operations Manager master node, a data node, a high-availability master replica node, or a remote collector node. The master node is required first.

Caution:

For security, do not access vRealize Operations Manager from untrusted or unpatched clients, or from clients using browser extensions.