vRealize Operations Manager

How to Deploy vROPS Remote Collector Step by Step

vRealize Operations Manager also provides Remote Collector Nodes so that if you have large geographical environment you can take advantage of Remote collector. In that case you don’t have to deploy vRealize Operations Manager at every location , You just have to deploy Remote collectors in remote locations and it will send the data to the Master Node in your primary site. In this post we will see on How to Deploy vROPS Remote Collector Node step by step.

Remote Collectors do not store or process any data within it, It collects the data from the integrated objects and then sent it to the master node where data is processed and you can see the reports and analytics.

Remote collectors are very useful when you have multiple locations so you can just deploy Remote collectors on the remote location sites and deploy Master Node on the Primary location.

So Let’s see How to Deploy Remote Collector:

Step 1:
Start the Appliance OVF Deployment process.
As we have already deployed the Appliance.

If you haven’t deployed the vROPS Appliance before then check below link:
How to Deploy vRealize Operations Manager Appliance Step by Step ?

We are going directly on the Configuration Section where we have to specify the Remote collector.
Select the Remote Collector Standard or Large based on your requirements.

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Click Next and Deploy the Appliance by providing the Storage and Networks in the next steps. Once the Appliance is Deployed successfully , Power On the Appliance.

Step 2:
Put Remote Collector IP Address or Hostname in the Browser.
You will get Get Started Wizard.
Click on Expand an Existing Installation.

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Step 3:
Click Next to continue.

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Step 4:
Select the Remote Collector from Node Type Drop Down.
Provide Mast Node IP or Hostname and click Validate to verify the Master Node.

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Step 5:
You will get the Certificate of Master Node in the Box.
Click Accept Certificate.
Click Next.

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Step 6:
Provide the Password of the Admin user.
Click Next.

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Step 7:
Click Finish to complete the wizard.

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Step 8:
Now you will get the below screen for adding the node to existing cluster.
Click On Finish Adding New Node to add the Remote Collector node to Master Node.

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Step 9:
Click OK to confirm the Adding New Node.

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Step 10:
It will take few minutes and you will see that Remote collector Node is successfully added to the Master Node.

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That’s it, Using this way you can easily Deploy Remote Collector Node.

For adding vCenter Server select the Remote collector when you integrate the vCenter Server:

deploy vrops remote collector

 

Using this way you can easily Deploy the Remote collector and Integrate the vCenter Server with the Remote Collector.

So If you have the large environment where you have multiple locations , You can use the Remote Collectors instead of deploying vROPS Appliance on each location.

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 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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