From vRealize Operations Manager 8.4 onwards, vRealize Application Remote Collector is deprecated and is no longer available for download from the vRealize Operations Manager user interface. VMware recommends that you migrate from vRealize Application Remote Collector to cloud proxy to monitor application services.

Migrating from vRealize Application Remote Collector to Cloud Proxy

For information about migrating from vRealize Application Remote Collector to cloud proxy, see KB 83059.

Application Remote Collector Page Details

From vRealize Operations Manager 8.4 onwards, the application remote collectors you added and configured in a previous release, are displayed in the Application Remote Collector page. You can edit and delete the vRealize Application Remote Collector configuration details. You cannot add or download instances of vRealize Application Remote Collector.
Table 1. Vertical Ellipsis Options
Options Description
Edit You can modify the vRealize Application Remote Collector configuration details or the details of the vCenter Servers that are managed.

After you modify the details and click Test Connection, the Review and Accept Certificate dialog box is displayed if you have not already accepted the certificate. Click Accept if you trust the certificate. The connection is then validated.

Delete You can delete the application remote collector. Ensure that you uninstall the agents from the VMs that are monitored before you delete the application remote collector.

You can also view specific details from the options in the data grid.

Table 2. Data Grid Options
Option Description
FQDN/IP Displays the FQDN/IP of the vRealize Application Remote Collector.
Application Remote Collector Version Displays the version of vRealize Application Remote Collector. A gray dot is displayed if there is a newer version of vRealize Application Remote Collector available.
vCenters Managed Displays the number of vCenter Servers mapped to the vRealize Application Remote Collector.
Collector Server Status Indicates the health of the vRealize Application Remote Collector.
  • Green. Indicates that the vRealize Application Remote Collector is healthy.
  • Red. Indicates that the vRealize Application Remote Collector is not healthy.

    Point to this cell to view a tooltip that displays the cause if the health status is red.

The progress status is displayed when data collection has not started.

Under Advanced Settings, the collection interval is set to 5 minutes.

Prerequisites and Port Information

If you have not migrated to cloud proxy, as a reference, here are the prerequisites and port information details for vRealize Application Remote Collector.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have configured a vCenter adapter. The vCenter Server user account with which the vCenter adapter is configured in vRealize Operations Manager, should have the following permissions: Guest operation modifications, Guest operation program execution, and Guest operation queries. See Install an Agent from the UI.
    Note: For script-based agent install and uninstall, the Guest operation modifications, Guest operation program execution, and Guest operation queries permissions are not required.
  • Ensure that the ports 9000 and 8883 on vRealize Application Remote Collector are reachable from vRealize Operations Manager.
  • Ensure that the NTP settings of vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Application Remote Collector are in sync.

Port Information

Figure 1. Port Information and Communication with vRealize Operations Manager, vCenter Server, and the End Points

For detailed steps and prerequisites of application monitoring with vRealize Application Remote Collector, see the vRealize Operations 8.3 documentation.