You can add and configure an application remote collector from the Application Remote Collector page to manage the life cycle of agents and application services.

To add and configure a vRealize Application Remote Collector, in the menu, click Administration, and then in the left pane select Configuration > Application Remote Collector.

Note: Time synchronization between vRealize Application Remote Collector and vRealize Operations Manager is mandatory when you add an application remote collector. If the time settings are not synchronized, you face problems such as, a failed test connection when you add an application remote collector, agent installation issues, and issues in metrics collection after the agent is installed. For more information, see Troubleshoot Agent Installation and Metric Collection Issues.

For more troubleshooting information on vRealize Application Remote Collector, see Troubleshooting the Configuration of vRealize Application Remote Collector.

Prerequisites

Ensure that you have completed all the prerequisites. For more information, see Prerequisites.

Procedure

  1. To configure a vRealize Application Remote Collector, click the Add icon from the Application Remote Collector page.
  2. In the Application Remote Collector page, enter the following details:
    1. FQDN of the vRealize Application Remote Collector you have configured during the installation of vRealize Application Remote Collector.
    2. You cannot modify the user name which is admin.
    3. The API password of the vRealize Application Remote Collector you have configured during the installation of vRealize Application Remote Collector.
    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 vRealize Application Remote Collector.
      If you have mapped a vCenter Server to a vRealize Application Remote Collector, it is not displayed in the drop-down menu.
    2. The vCenter Servers that are mapped to the vRealize Application Remote Collector 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 vRealize Application Remote Collector. If the mapped vCenter Server turns green, it signifies that vRealize Operations Manager can communicate with the vRealize Application Remote Collector.
    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 vRealize Application Remote Collector.
    It might take up to 5 minutes to get the status of vRealize Application Remote Collector.
    1. Click Finish.

What to do next

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