Part 3: VMWare vROPS 6.7 Additional Data Node Installation Steps

We had covered Deploying 3 appliances, Master and replica Nodes configuration in first 2 parts. Will cover deploying data nodes for redundancy and cluster availability in this part 3.

Pre-requisites for this post

The only prerequisite for part 3 is to deploy appliance for replica node covered in part 1 ( link is below for part1) from steps 1 – steps 11. with DNS record in place for node3.

192.168.1.206 – vrops-03.sslab.com

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

vROPS Additional Data Nodes Configuration

Adding Data Node to Existing Cluster

Assuming the third node is deployed as covered in part 1 steps 1-11.

Open https://fqdn or IP of node in browser – Click Add and expand existing installation.

next

Provide below information and accept certificate

  • Node Name: provide third node name: vrops-03.sslab.com
  • Node type: data (default)
  • master Node IP: provide the master node fqdn : vrops-01.sslab.com
  • Click validate

Select Accept the certificate and Next

Provide first Node admin password which is cluster admin password

Finish

Allow it for adding to cluster for first use , it takes 5-10 mins

Click OK

Click on Finish adding new Nodes and wait for 10-15 mins to complete data node adding to cluster

Verifying vROPS Installation with Master, replica and data nodes

Once done all three nodes are shown as below with cluster as online and HA status enabled.


Now will move to part 4 of AD and vCenter configurations.

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.

4 thoughts on “Part 3: VMWare vROPS 6.7 Additional Data Node Installation Steps

  • August 30, 2018 at 9:23 am
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    Hi Siva Sankar,

    Thanks a ton for the detailed docs!
    Have a question please. vRops HA creates replica of master node and helps in case of failures. We recently have an issue with the data node… How should we go in this case? Is there a way we can create a replica of data node?

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    • September 1, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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      Dear

      you can build another node and add as data node. you can have any no of data nodes. they will just provide redundancy for common DB’s.

      thanks,
      siva sankar

      Reply
  • September 13, 2018 at 8:29 pm
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    very nice and use full. I have one question if you answer will help me.

    I have 2 vCenter server and each DC have 1 vCenter. Now I want to deploy vROPS 6.7 both side and make a cluster to visble both VC in single console. what is the best way to configure cluster like Master and Replica or Master node and Data node?

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    • September 14, 2018 at 11:07 am
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      Dear Nawal,

      My recommendation would be to go for Master, replica with a data node in one site and install a remote collector in another DC.

      Replica node is just a copy of master node and data node holds only necessary common DB’s not management services, so its always good to have both replica and data node.

      thanks,
      siva

      Reply

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