To manage your VMware Cloud on AWS instances in vRealize Operations Cloud, you must configure a cloud account. The adapter requires the CSP API token that is used to authorize and communicate with the target VMware Cloud on AWS.

Prerequisites

Navigate to API Tokens under My Account and generate a CSP API token based on your operational needs:

  • To discover and manage SDDCs, include Administrator (Delete Restricted) or Administrator from VMware Cloud on AWS service roles.
  • For data collection of bills, include either Billing Read-only or Organization Owner roles from All Organization Roles.
    Note: The data collection of bills requires the bills to be available in the CSP.
  • For NSX monitoring, include NSX Cloud Admin or NSX Cloud Auditor roles from VMware Cloud on AWS service roles.

Procedure

  1. From the left menu, click Data Sources > Integrations.
  2. On the Accounts tab, click Add Account.
  3. On the Accounts Types page, click VMware Cloud on AWS.
  4. Enter a display name and description for the cloud account.
    • Name. Enter the name for the VMware Cloud on AWS instance as you want it to appear in vRealize Operations Cloud.
    • Description. Enter any additional information that helps you manage your instances.
  5. To add credentials for the VMware Cloud on AWS instance, click the Add icon, and enter the required credentials.
    Note: Enter the following details if you are using proxy server to access internet or public services.
    • Proxy Host. A remote proxy server IP.
    • Proxy Port. The port that is enabled on a remote proxy server.
    • Proxy username. Enter the username of the proxy server or if you want to add a domain configured remote proxy server, then enter the username as username@domain name.
    • Proxy Password. Password for the proxy server username.
    • Proxy Domain. The domain has to be empty while using the proxy with domain configuration.
    Note: The proxy credentials will be used by NSX-T adapters.
  6. Determine which vRealize Operations collector or collector group is used to manage the cloud account. If you have multiple collectors or collector groups in your environment, and you want to distribute the workload to optimize performance, select the collector or collector group to manage the adapter processes for this instance.
    Note:

    The CSP token is used to access the publicly available VMware Cloud Services Portal API. It is recommended to use the Default Collector Group for this access. If you use a cloud proxy, ensure it has access to the Internet, or if the outbound internet access for the cloud proxy must be restricted, ensure the minimum cloud proxy prerequisites are met. For details, see Configuring Cloud Proxies in vRealize Operations Cloud.

  7. Organization ID. Click Get Organization to auto-fill this field. If you are offline or if you are unable to get the Organization ID, you can enter it manually.

    The Organization ID refers to the Long Organization ID in the Cloud Service Portal. To obtain this ID in the Cloud Service Portal, click Organization Settings > View Organization.

  8. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
  9. You can monitor the costs of running your VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure by bringing in the billing from VMware Cloud on AWS to vRealize Operations Cloud. To do so, enable the costing option in Advanced Settings.
    Note: If the bills are not available in CSP, then the VMC infrastructure costs calculation will automatically switch from the bill-based calculation to the list-price based calculation.
  10. Click Save.
    The page to configure the SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS appears.
  11. Click Configure.
  12. Configure the vCenter adapter:
    1. Click the Add icon, and enter the required credentials.
      • Credential Name. The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
      • User Name. The vCenter user name. Use a user with the 'cloudadmin' role which has full visibility to vCenter. Users with less privileges have limited visibility, for example, the read-only users do not have visibility into management VMs.
      • Password. The vCenter password configured for that vCenter user name.
    2. Select the required collector group.
      Note:

      If you have direct connectivity with your VMware Cloud vCenter Server, select Default collector group. If you are using a private IP for your vCenter Server or if you want to deploy telegraf agents for application monitoring, select Cloud Proxy. The best practice is to deploy the Cloud Proxy on each SDDC instance of VMware Cloud on AWS.

      Select the Cloud Proxy deployed on the given VC and ensure it has access to the Internet. If the outbound internet access for the Cloud proxy must be restricted, ensure that the minimum Cloud Proxy prerequisites are met.

      For details, see Configuring Cloud Proxies in vRealize Operations Cloud.

      It is advised not to use the default collector groups as the VMware Cloud on AWS management gateway firewall rule does not allow traffic originating from any address.

      If you have configured an HTTP proxy on your vRealize Operations cloud proxy, ensure that your HTTP proxy has an exception to access the NSX Management Policy endpoint. If you need help with this configuration, contact VMware Support.

    3. Click Next.
  13. By default, the vSAN adapter is enabled.
    1. Select Use alternate credentials to add alternate credentials. Click the plus icon, and enter the credential name, vCenter username, and password, and click Ok.
    2. Select Enable SMART data collection, if required.
    3. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
    4. Click Next.
  14. By default, the NSX-T adapter is enabled.
    1. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
    2. Click Next.
  15. Click Save This SDDC.
    Note: The Service Discovery adapter is optional. The steps to configure the VMware Cloud on AWS Service Discovery adapter are similar to configuring vCenter Service Discovery. For more information about configuring the vCenter Service Discovery. see Configure Service Discovery.
    The VMware Cloud on AWS account, with the configured SDDC, is added to the list.