vROPS (vRealize Operations Manager) is an complete monitoring & analysis software from VMware. vROPS helps you to monitor your infrastructure, view the performance & health of your infra & provides complete visibility into your infra. vROPS helps you to do the analysis of your infra health & performance and provides the ways in which you can achieve the better performance & make infra more efficient. vROPS helps you to use the resources more efficiently by monitoring each & every objects. vROPS allows you to monitor physical, virtual as well as cloud infrastructures.
vROPS provide you the proactive warnings & alerts based on the thresholds which will help you in identifying the issues & to solve the issue before the system failure. Using vROPS you can do the complete capacity analysis of your organizations infra. vROPS will allow you to generate the various reports which will provide the complete details about the objects.
In this series we will be deploying the vROPS in 2 parts. In this part 1 we will be deploying the OVF appliance of vROPS & In 2nd part we will be doing the first time configuration of vROPS.
Before begin with installation you first need to download vROPS appliance from VMware website. Here we are using vROPS 6.4.
The vRealize Operations Manager virtual appliance must be deployed on hosts that ESXi 5.1 U3 or later managed by VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 or later.
Deploying the vROPS OVF Appliance Step by Step:
Download the vROPS appliance file.
Login the vSphere web client.
Right click on Cluster or Host on which you want to deploy.
Choose “Deploy OVF Template.”
Here you can either provide the URL to download the OVF package or choose Local file & Browse the OVF template.
Review the details & click Next.
Accept the license agreements & click Next.
Provide the Name for vROPS Appliance.
Specify the folder where you want to store.
Select the configuration which you want to deploy. There are 4 types of configuration you can choose from Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large based on your requirement.
You can check VMware KB 2147780 for more detailed information.
Select the storage where you want to store the vROPS Appliance files. Choose the virtual disk format & VM storage policy if any.
Set the Network which you want to use for vROPS.
Configure the Network settings such as IP, Netmask, Gateway & DNS.
It is recommended to use the static IP for vROPS.
You can also specify the Timezone.
Review all the configurations you have done.
Check the box “Power on after deployment”
Click Finish to start the Deployment.
It will take few minutes to deploy depending on your environment. Once it gets installed you can open the console & you will see the below screen.
In this post we have seen on how you can deploy the vROPS OVF Appliance. Check below the next part for configuration of vROPS.
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