Installation of vROPS Step by Step – Part 2

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.

In the series of deployment of vROPS in this second part we will do the first time configuration of vROPS.

If you haven’t checked our post on vROPS appliance deployment then check below link:
How to deploy vROPS Appliance Step by Step ?

After deploying the vROPS appliance you directly can’t monitor or access the vROPS first you need to configure it for the first time only. So in this post we will see that.

Configuring the vROPS for the first time:

Step 1:
After deploying the vROPS access the vROPS appliance by entering the vROPS Appliance IP address in the Browser URL:
For e.g. (That’s my vROPS IP)
You will get the screen like this in which you will have 3 options go for Express Installation, New Installation or Expand existing.
In out case we don’t have any existing so we will be going with the New Installation.
Click on New Installation.


Step 2:
Click Next to continue with configuration.


Step 3:
You need to set the admin user password here.
Click Next to continue.


Step 4:

If you have any custom certificate then you can install it from here or go with use default certificates.
Click Next.


Step 5:
Provide the vROPS Master Node name.
Provide the NTP server for vROPS time sync.
Click Next.
Step 6:

Click Finish to begin the configuration.

After clicking finish you will be asked to login. Login using the admin user & password which you had set in above steps.

Step 7:
You will see the cluster status is not started. So click on the Start vRealize Operations Manager to start the cluster.


Step 8:
Click Yes to start the application.

Step 9:
It will take few minutes to start the cluster.

Once the you see the cluster status online. Enter the vROPS IP in the Browser URL to access it.

Step 1:

This is the first login screen you will see when you access the vROPS.
Use the admin user credentials to login.

Step 2:
After login you will see that there is small configuration is required to complete.
Click Next to continue.

Step 3:
Accept the license agreement & click Next.

Step 4:
You can enter your vROPS license key here or if you don’t have then you can go for product evaluation.
Click Next.

Step 5:
You can join the VMware customer experience improvement program here.
Click Next.


Step 6:
This is the final step. click Finish to access the vROPS.



That’s it. You have successfully deployed the vROPS Appliance. This is the home page first you will see after login into vROPS.


In upcoming posts we will see on how to add vCenter & how to monitor the vSphere objects.

If you haven’t checked our post on vROPS appliance deployment then check below link:
How to deploy vROPS Appliance Step by Step ?

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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