To monitor Azure VMware Solution instances in vRealize Operations Cloud, you must add an Azure VMware Solution cloud account.

Procedure

  1. In the left menu, click Data Sources > Integrations.
  2. In the Accounts tab, click Add Account.
  3. On the Accounts Type page, click Azure VMware Solution.
  4. From the Add Cloud Account page, enter a display name and description for the cloud account.
    • Name. Enter the name for the Azure VMware Solution instance as you want it to appear in vRealize Operations Cloud.
    • Description. Enter any additional information that helps you manage your instances.
  5. Configure the Azure VMware Solution credentials.
    Option Description
    Subscription ID Enter your subscription ID for Microsoft Azure.
    Directory (Tenant) ID Enter the directory (tenant) ID for your Azure Active Directory
    Credential Add the credentials used to access Azure VMware Solution by clicking the plus sign.
    • Enter an instance name for the credential values you are creating. This value is not the name of the adapter instance, but a friendly name for the secret credential.
    • Enter your application (Client) ID in your Azure Active Directory.
    • Enter the client secret that you generated for your application in the Microsoft Azure portal.
    • Enter any required local proxy information for your network.
    Collector/Group Determine which vRealize Operations Cloud collector or collector group is used to manage the cloud account.

    The best practice is to deploy the cloud proxy on each Private Cloud instance of Azure VMware Solution. 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.

  6. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
  7. Click Save.
    The page to configure the Azure VMware Solution as a private cloud appears.
  8. Click Configure.
  9. Configure the desired vCenter adapter instance:
    1. Click the Add icon against Credential, and enter the required credentials.
      • Credential Name. The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
      • User Name. The vCenter user name.
      • 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 Remote collector.

      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 to navigate to the vSAN section.
  10. By default, the vSAN adapter is enabled.
    1. By default, the vCenter Server referenced credential will be used for vSAN validation.
    2. Select Use alternate credentials to add alternate credentials. Click the plus icon, and enter the credential name, vCenter Server username, and password, and click OK.
    3. Select Enable SMART data collection, if required.
    4. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
    5. Click Next.
  11. Configure the NSX-T adapter.
    1. By default, the NSX-T configuration is enabled.
    2. Click the Add icon against Credential, and enter the required credentials.
      • Credential Kind: Select the configured NSX-T instance.
      • Credential Name. The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
      • User Name. The user name of the NSX-T instance.
      • Password. The password of the NSX-T instance.
      • Click OK.
    3. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
  12. Click Save This Private Cloud.
    Note: The Service Discovery adapter is optional. The steps to configure the Azure VMware Solution Service Discovery adapter are similar to configuring vCenter Service Discovery. For more information about configuring the vCenter Service Discovery, see Configure Service and Application Discovery.
  13. Determine which vRealize Operations Cloud collector or collector group is used to manage the cloud account.
    The best practice is to deploy the cloud proxy on each private cloud instance of Azure VMware Solution. If you use a cloud proxy, ensure that 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.

Results

The Azure VMware Solution account, with the configured private cloud, is added to the list.