Part 1: VMWare vROPS 6.7 First Node or Master Server Installation Steps

As we had covered all theory in the introduction post can be found here. This post will jump straight into installation. We will deploy three vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 appliances and Configure Master node or first node in cluster.

This series we are covering vROPS with HA installation. If you want a stand alone installation with only one node. Please follow only post 1 and Post 4, other two posts can be skipped.

Pre-requisites for this post

The main pre-requisite for deploying the vROPS appliance successfully is to have DNS forward and reverse lookup records created with static IP’s from same subnet. Please note remote collectors can be in different subnet but its recommended for master, replica and data nodes part of cluster to be in same subnet or vLan. In our case below three records are created in advance.

192.168.1.204 – vrops-01.sslab.com
192.168.1.205 – vrops-02.sslab.com
192.168.1.206 – vrops-03.sslab.com

Other thing is to download the media and access to vCenter or ESXi host to deploy the appliances.

Links for vROPS 6.7 Installation Series

Links to all the posts in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 Master Replica Installation & Configuration Steps

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 Master Replica Installation & Configuration Steps

Part 1: VMWare vROPS 6.7 First Node or Master Server Installation Steps

Part 2: VMWare vROPS 6.7 Replica Node Installation & HA configuration Steps

Part 3: VMWare vROPS 6.7 Additional Data Node Installation Steps

Part 4: VMWare vROPS 6.7 AD & VMware Solutions Configurations

Installing vROPS 6.7 Master Node

Deploy vROPS appliances from OVA

Step 1: Login to vCenter – Right click Cluster or Host – Deploy OVA template – provide Name for appliance and select the OVA file downloaded.

Note: you will follow these same steps for deploying all three appliances.

Step 2: Provide the Name for VM to display and select VM folder.

Step 3: Select the host and Next

Step 4: Review and next

Step 5: Accept the EULA and Next

Step 6: Select Size and Next .

Have doubts on selecting right size, review this kb from vmware.

Step 7: Select Disk provision as Thin or Thick and Next.

Step 8: Select the Network port group for vROPS appliance vLan and Next

Step 9: Provide below information and click next

  • Gateway: 192.168.1.1
  • Domain Name: sslab.com
  • Domain Search Path: sslab.com
  • Domain Name servers: 192168.1.150 (DNS servers with comma)
  • Network 1 IP: 192168.1.204 ( this is vROPS appliance IP- it is diff for 3 appliances)
  • Network Netmask: 255.255.255.0

Step 10: Review and finish to deploy the appliance.

Step 11: Similarly follow above steps and Deploy 2 more appliances for replica and data nodes, which we will use in next posts.

Step 12: The console of vROPS appliance will look like this, as you notices it has automatically detected the DNS record from DNS server as shown below.

vROPS Initial Setup and Cluster configuration

Step 13: Open vROPS using https://fqdn/admin or https://IP/admin as shown below. vrops-01.sslab.com is my first and master node.

We are creating the first node in vROPS cluster as shown below.

Click New installation.

Step 14: Next

Step 15: Provide the appliance admin account password for ui access.

Step 16: Use default certificates or if you like to have certificate from external CA go ahead and install.

We are using default certificates – Next

Step 17: Provide the appliance or Master node Name as in DNS record

Enter the NTP address 192.168.1.150 – click ADD

Then click Next

Step 18: We will configure the cluster later, ignore this and click next.

Step 19: Click Finish

Step 20: Now Cluster will start creating on this master node. wait for 10-15 mins to complete.

Step 21: Once done – Click on Start vRealize Operations Manager to start cluster

Step 22: yes

Step 23:It takes a while and shows the cluster state as Online as shown below.

vROPS Master Node configuration

Step 24:After the Cluster is created we need to do the initial configuration for vROPS.

Close the admin view and open https://fqdn or https://ip of master node, this will take to user UI – Next

Step 25:Accept and Next

Step 26:I am going with evaluation, If you have key enter it now or it can be done later.

Step 27:review and next

Step 28:finish

With this we had installed master node in cluster and configured it. Now will move to part 2.

Quick Links for vROPS 6.7 Installation Series

Links to all the posts in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 Master Replica Installation & Configuration Steps

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 Master Replica Installation & Configuration Steps

Part 1: VMWare vROPS 6.7 First Node or Master Server Installation Steps

Part 2: VMWare vROPS 6.7 Replica Node Installation & HA configuration Steps

Part 3: VMWare vROPS 6.7 Additional Data Node Installation Steps

Part 4: VMWare vROPS 6.7 AD & VMware Solutions Configurations

Hope this series is useful. Leave your feedback and comments.

Siva Sankar

Siva Sankar works as Solution Architect in Abu Dhabi with primary focus on SDDC, Mobility, Virtualization, VDI, HCI and Network Virtualization products from VMWare, Citrix and Microsoft.

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