vRealize Operations Manager

How to Add New Node in vROPS Cluster

vRealize Operations Manager allows you add additional data node to expand your cluster so that you can easily monitor larger environments. It is called the scale out feature. In this post we will see on How you can add additional node in vRealize Operations Manager Cluster.

You can dynamically scale out vRealize Operations Manager by adding data nodes without stopping the vRealize Operations Manager cluster. A data node always shares the load of performing vRealize Operations Manager analysis and might also have a solution adapter installed to perform collection and data storage from the environment. You must have a master node before you add data nodes. So we will see on How to Add Data node in vROPS Existing Cluster.

Make Sure you have Master Node successfully Configured and Deployed. So then only you can add additional data node.

Check Below Post for Deploying vROPS Appliance Step by Step:

How to Deploy vROPS Appliance Step by Step?

Step 1:
Deploy the vROPS Appliance first.
Open the Appliance Installer. By Providing IP address or Hostname of the Deployed Appliance into Browser URL.
You will get Get Started Page.
Click Expand Existing Installation to add node to existing cluster.

add data node to vrops cluster

Step 2:
Initial setup wizard. Click Next.

add data node to vrops cluster

Step 3:
Provide the Node Name and Set Node Type as Data.
Specify Master Node IP or Hostname and click on Validate.

add data node to vrops cluster

Step 4:
Now you can see that Master Node Certificate is listed below.
So we are good to go.
Click Accept Certificate and Next to continue.

add data node to vrops cluster

Step 5:
Provide the Admin account password here, which you have used for Master Node cluster.
Click Next to continue.

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Step 6:
Click Finish to continue.

add data node to vrops cluster

Step 7:
You can see that Adding Node wizard is started.

add data node to vrops cluster

We have to wait for sometime for Installation to be completed.
In the Table you can see that second node is added.

add data node to vrops cluster

Step 8:
Once the Installation is completed.
Click on Finish Adding New Node to complete the Cluster Expansion wizard.

add data node to vrops cluster

You will be prompted for the confirmation.
Click OK to confirm.

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That’s it, Now you can see that Both the nodes are showing and in active state.

add data node to vrops cluster

Now you can access the second node or the data node using its IP address or Hostname and verify all the details will be the same as Master Node.

Using this way you can easily add additional data node in existing vRealize Operations Manager Cluster. This is very helpful when you want scale out or expand the cluster.

Checkout our vRealize Operations Manager Deep Dive for more posts :

vRealize Operations Manager Deep Dive

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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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