Extend the monitoring capabilities of your on-premises vRealize Operations Manager to monitor the VMware Cloud vCenter Server by connecting the VMware Cloud vCenter Server as an end point insidevRealize Operations Manager . Create an adapter instance both for vCenter Server and VMware vSAN to collect data from VMware Cloud and bring that into vRealize Operations Manager . You can either connect directly to thevCenter Server or use a remote collector which can be deployed inside a VMware Cloud SDDC to ensure that the data can be compressed and encrypted.

Note: If the network latency between vRealize Operations Manager primary node and VMware Cloud is greater than 5 milliseconds, you should deploy remote collectors in VMware Cloud.

Procedure

  1. Deploy the vRealize Operations Manager remote collectors in VMware Cloud, see Create a Remote Collector.
    Note:

    Deploy the OVF in the SDDC-Datacenter level and select the Compute Resource Pools and validate your deployment. You can only select the workload datastore for storage when deploying the OVF in VMware Cloud.

    Since VMware Cloud is set in an isolated network, the remote collectors cannot view or connect to the primary node. To collect data, you must set up the bidirectional access between the vRealize Operations Manager primary node and the remote collectors you have created. To do so, you can use a VPN or create a direct connection with no-NAT.

  2. Add and configure an adapter instance in the vRealize Operations Manager cluster in VMware Cloud. To configure a vCenter adapter, see Configure a vCenter Adapter Instance in vRealize Operations Manager. To configure a vSAN adapter, see Configure a vSAN Adapter Instance.
    Note:

    Incase of a vCenter adapter instance, set the Cloud Type to VMware Cloud on AWS.

    Ensure that the remote collector is assigned to the adapter instance and the data collection happens through the remote collectors that you have set up. Select the newly deployed remote collectors for Collectors/Groups under Advanced Settings.

    Figure 1. vRealize Operations On-Premises collecting data from VMware Cloud and AWS without remote data collectors

    vRealize Operations On-Premise collecting data from VMware Cloud and AWS without remote data collectors
    Figure 2. vRealize Operations On-Premises collecting data from VMware Cloud and AWS with remote data collectors

    vRealize Operations On-Premise collecting data from VMware Cloud and AWS with remote data collectors