VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration

In previous post we installed vRealize Operations Manager appliance which consists of two Virtual Machines – Analytics and User Interface. Today we will hook it up to vCenter Server and finally we can use it. Without wasting time let’s do it.

vRealize Operations Manager Configuration

After vAPP creation power it on and wait for boot. It might take few minutes because there is plenty to do on both Virtual Machines – database creation, importing dashboards and so on.

  1. As it is written on console of UI VM navigate to previously configured IP address in your browser.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 1
  2. In a browser use following credentials to login: username admin with password admin.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 2
  3. After successful login we have to follow Initial Setup Wizard. We will start it with vCenter Server address, vCenter Server user with password.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 3
  4. Accept server certificate and click Yes.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 4
  5. Provide new password for admin and root account.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 5
  6. Provide vCenter Server FQDN or IP address you want to monitor.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 6
  7. If you have any plugins the will be imported. In my case I don’t have any.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 7
  8. If you have any other servers linked they will be detected. Click Finish.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 8
  9. Wait for vCenter Server registration and click.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 9
  10. You will be redirected to vRealize Operations Manager Administration webpage.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Configuration 10

vRealize Operations Manager Firs Steps

After we spend some time in administration UI let’s switch to vSphere UI.

  1. Navigate to following address of your UI Virtual Machine https://UI-MV-FQDN/vcops-vsphere/. Login to interface using username admin  and password you set before.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Usage 1
  2. After you login you will see default view of your environment if it is not licensed.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Usage 2
  3. When you provide your license you see much more tabs: Planning, Analysis and Reports.
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager - Usage 3

In next post I will show you what can you do with product itself. You will see some basics operations and as well killer features I love.

 

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