VMware provides the vC Ops installable software for windows & Linux.VMware also provides the pre-configured vApps to deploy vCenter Operation manager in few clicks and this will be the most common method. If you plan to install it on Linux or Windows hosts, you need to buy license for operating systems along with vC Ops. But when you deploy vC Ops as appliance (vApps) , you just need to buy license for vC Ops only. vC Ops comes as bundle of “Analytical VM” and “User interface VM”. Analytical VM is responsible to collect the performance matrix data and stores using the PostgreSQL database. User can directly access the “User interface VM ‘aka’ UI VM” to retrieve the necessary information from analytical VM.
To know the system requirements for vCOps , Check the Part 1.
Before deploying the vCOps , you need to configure the IP Pools for vCops on the VMware vSphere networking.Check it in Part 2.
1.Download the VMware-vcops-126.96.36.199-2199700-vapp.ova from VMware website. VMware provides 60 days trial for this product.
2.Login to vSphere Client and navigate it hosts and cluster.
3.Right click the datacenter and select “Deploy OVF Template” .
4.Browse the OVA file location and select the vC Ops OVA file.
5.Review the OVF template details.
6. Accept the end user license agreement and click on next.
7.Enter the vApps Name and select the datacenter or folder where you would like to deploy.
8.Select the configuration type according to the environment size. “Small” configuration can able to monitor up to 1500 VMs.
9.Select the host in which you would like to deploy the vC Ops vApps . (UI VM & Analytics VM).
10.Select the datastore in which you would to store the vC Ops VM’s.
11.Select the network configuration. We are going to set the static IP for analytical VM and UI VM. So Select “Static-Manual” in the IP allocation tab. You must provide the DNS servers to deploy the vApps.
12.Select the proper time-zone and set the static IP’s for the both VM in the below screen.
13. Review the settings prior to proceed with deployment.Click “Finish” to start the deployment.
14. You can see the deployment status on the tasks details tab.
15.Once the deployment is completed, you can see the new vApp and two new VM’s.
We have successfully deployed the vC Ops . In the next article ,we will see the post configuration of vC Ops’s vApps.
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