VMware vRealize Suite vROPs

How to Deploy VMware vRealize Suite in one day using vRLCM Part (5) Deploy vROps

After installing vRLCM, VIDM, and VRA in less than 3 hours, next up is installing vRealize Operation manager

vROps key features:

  • Infrastructure monitoring
  • Resource usage level
  • Optimised scaling
  • An overall view of your infrastructure

Preparing prerequisites of deployment

First, we create some prerequisites like Binaries, DNS, certificate, and user. luckily the binaries already copied inside vRLCM while the easy install wizard installation process

1- Adding vROps Binary to vLCM, using My VMware account that was created

VIDM and VRA ova already in Lifecycle Operation > settings > Binary Mapping > Location type > My VMware

 2- Create DNS record

Before going forward vRLCM has the concept of Environment (VMware vRealize suite products) mapped to Datacenters which can contain one or more vCenter.

3- Create CSR and import vROps certificate

Open vRLCM Locker > certificates > generate CSR
Add FQDN in CN and the rest of the certificate information

After completing CSR request a certificate file (*.pem) will be created, the file contains both CSR request and private key.

Next, we need to open CA web enrollment interface to request a public certificate using CSR

Request a certificate
Select advanced certificates request
Enter the CSR from .pem file generated by vRLCM
Use Web Server template
Download certificate in base 64 encoded along with certificate chain
Open vRLCM Locker > certificates > Import

Now we go back to vRLCM > Locker to import the certificate

  • Name: name in certificate store
  • Private key: generated while creating CSR
  • Certificate Chain: public certificate followed by CA chain ( all intimidate and root CA)

4- create a password to be used for vROps root and admin user

locker > Passwords > add new

Create vROps environment

With all prerequisites in hand we can start deploying single node vROps

Open vRLCM Lifecycle Operation > create Environment
Here we select product, version, deployment type and HA
Accept EULA
Select a license from linked My VMware account or add it manually
Select imported certificate

In the infrastructure tab we can enable vIDM integration as a step in deployment with just a checkbox.

Select the vCenter, cluster, and destination datastore vROPs appliance
Some additional configuration parameters

For security compliance, you can go ahead and disable TLS V1

VM name, FQDN and IP address for each appliance for me I had only one

VLCM completes vROPs deployment in 47 mins

Now let’s login

Voila vROPs installed and integrated with vIDM, off to the next one.

The next product is vRealize Log Insight

Written by,

Amr Abdelshafi

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