Steps to roll out vCenter Operations Manager

These are the steps you need to take to install vCOPS into a vSphere environment.

  1. It is very important that all components (vCenter, Hosts, monitored Hardware, …) using time synchronization
  2. Add an IP-Pool in vCenter
    • This should be done in (installed) vSphere client
    • Click on the Datacenter and on the tab “IP-Pools”
    • Fill in: Subnet, Mask, Gateway, activate DHCP if there is any, DNS Server data, associated network, vCOPS should run in
  3. deploy vApp
    • ATTENTION:
      If you want to deploy the vApp into a clster that don’t have DRS enabled – because you don’t need it, or you don’t have the license to use it – you CAN NOT deploy the vApp! You have at this option:

      • Take one host out of the cluster and deploy the vApp to this host. After the deployment, start the vApp and add the host to the cluster again.
    • Use Web Client to deploy vApp! There are settings of the vApp that are not implemented in installed client, using Web Client works better.
    • In tiny environment “thin provision” works also fine
    • Use “fixed” to configure IP addressees of both VMs
  4. Basic configuration
    • Log in https://ip-of-UI/admin.
      • User: admin
      • Default password: admin
    • In case you need root access, the default password for root is: vmware
    • Use First-Time-Wizard
    • Configure SMTP settings
  5. Licensing
    • Use license managing in vCenter Web Client
    • use “Solution” to assign vCOPS license
    • restart vCOPS in admin-page to use assigned license
  6. Wait for 3 – 4 weeks for letting vCOPS collect and analyse data
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Steps to roll out vCenter Operations Manager

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