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Deploying vCenter Operation Manager 5.8 – Part 3

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-5.8.4.0-2199700-vapp.ova from VMware website. VMware provides 60 days trial for this product.

2.Login to vSphere Client and navigate it hosts and cluster.

Login to vSphere-Web-Client
Login to vSphere-Web-Client

3.Right click the datacenter and select “Deploy OVF Template” .

Deploy OVF Template
Deploy OVF Template

4.Browse the OVA file location and select the vC Ops OVA file.

Browse the OVA file
Browse the OVA file

5.Review the OVF template details.

Review the OVF template
Review the OVF template

6. Accept the end user license agreement and click on next.

Accept the End user License Agreement
Accept the End user License Agreement

7.Enter the vApps Name and select the datacenter or folder where you would like to deploy.

Enter the Name and Select the Data-centre
Enter the Name and Select the Data-centre

8.Select the configuration type according to the environment size. “Small” configuration can able to monitor up to 1500 VMs.

Select the deployment configuration size
Select the deployment configuration size

9.Select the host in which you would like to deploy the vC Ops vApps . (UI VM & Analytics VM).

Select the host to deploy
Select the host to deploy

10.Select the datastore in which you would to store the vC Ops VM’s.

vC Ops Select storage

Select “Thin Provision” if you do not have enough space to enough space on the datastore for thick provision. VMware recommends to format the virtual disk as thick provision to improve the vC Ops performance.

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.

Enter the network details
Enter the network details

12.Select the proper time-zone and set the static IP’s for the both VM in the below screen.

Enter the Static IP for both VM s
Enter the Static IP for both VM s

13. Review the settings prior to proceed with deployment.Click “Finish” to start the deployment.

Review the settings
Review the settings

14. You can see the deployment status on the tasks details tab.

Task Details
Task Details

15.Once the deployment is completed, you can see the new vApp and two new VM’s.

vC Ops deployed successfully
vC Ops deployed successfully

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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