You can add and configure application proxies from the Manage VMware Application Proxy panel to manage the life cycle of agents and application services.

To add and configure a VMware Application Proxy, in the menu, click Home, and then in the left pane select Application Monitoring (Wavefront). From the right pane, click the Manage VMware Application Proxy panel.

Note:

Time synchronization between VMware Application Proxy and vRealize Operations Manager is mandatory when you add an application proxy. If the time settings are not synchronized, you face problems such as, a failed test connection when you add an application proxy, agent installation issues, and issues in metrics collection after the agent is installed. Eventually, metrics are not displayed in Wavefront dashboards. For more information, see the called Troubleshoot Agent Installation and Metric Collection Issues in the VMware Application Proxy Guide on Solution Exchange.

For more troubleshooting information on VMware Application Proxy, see the chapter called Troubleshooting your Deployment in the VMware Application Proxy Guide.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have configured a vCenter adapter.

  • Download and deploy VMware Application Proxy.

    You can download VMware Application Proxy by clicking Download in the Manage VMware Application Proxy page.

    For information about deploying the VMware Application Proxy, see Deploy VMware Application Proxy.

Procedure

  1. To configure a VMware Application Proxy, click Add from the Manage VMware Application Proxy panel.
  2. In the Configure Application Proxy page, enter the following details:
    1. FQDN of the VMware Application Proxy you have configured during the installation of VMware Application Proxy.
    2. You cannot modify the user name which is admin.
    3. The API password of the VMware Application Proxy you have configured during the installation of VMware Application Proxy.
    4. Click Next.
  3. From the Map vCenters page, complete the following steps:
    1. Select the vCenter Servers to which you want to map the VMware Application Proxy.

      If you have mapped a vCenter Server to a VMware Application Proxy, it is not displayed in the drop-down menu.

    2. The vCenter Servers that are mapped to the VMware Application Proxy are displayed on the page.
    3. Click Test Connection to validate the connection. The Review and Accept Certificate dialog box is displayed. Click Accept if you trust the certificate.

      If the mapped vCenter Server turns red, it signifies that vRealize Operations Manager cannot communicate with the VMware Application Proxy. If the mapped vCenter Server turns green, it signifies that vRealize Operations Manager can communicate with the VMware Application Proxy.

    4. Click Next.
  4. From the Summary page, you view details such as the FQDN, user name, and the vCenter Servers that are mapped to an instance of the VMware Application Proxy.

    It might take up to 5 minutes to get the status of VMware Application Proxy.

    1. Click Finish.

What to do next

Install agents on the VMs you prefer and manage the application services.