Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Configure VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5



Install and Configure VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.0.2


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Once you have successfully deployed the vApp, we now Power ON the vApp.

NOTE: Do not power ON the VMs individually


Wait for both the UI and analytics virtual machines to power on.
NOTE: This can take several minutes to complete.

Select UI VM and make a note of the URL as shown. This URL is going to be used to configure the vCenter Operations Manager


Go to a browser and type in the URL as noted in the previous step. If you see a warning as shown below, then Add an Exception to it and continue with the configuration steps.


Confirm the Security Exception


You will be presented with the following Login Screen. Log i n to the system as admin/admin.


Configure vCenter Operations Manager 5 to connect and register to vCenter.
vCenter FQDN/ IP address (e.g., vc-w8-01a.corp.local)  
Registration user and password.

NOTE:
The first username must be of an administrative user.


Click Yes to verify the vCenter Server certificate


Change the Admin as well as the root password for the vCenter Operations Manager vApp console.


Configure vCenter Operations Manager 5 to connect and register to vCenter.
Display name (e.g., vC Ops Bootcamp vCenter)
vCenter FQDN (e.g., vc-w8-01a.corp.local)
Registration user and password.

NOTE:
The first username must be of an administrative user.
The “collection” username can be of the same administrative user or of a different (read-only) user that you can use to limit the collection of data to a subset of virtual machines.


Click Ignore to verify the UI VM's certificate


Verify that vCenter Server registered successfully.
NOTE: The registration process can take several minutes.


You should see the vCenter Operation Manager in Home >> Solutions and Applications


License vCenter Operations Manager 5.
In vCenter Server, switch to Home >> Administration >> Licensing.
Click the Asset radio button.
Add the license key to the newly added and unlicensed vCenter Operations Manager 5.


Once licensed, launch vCenter Operations Manager 5 and log in.
Launch the vSphere UI and log in using the login and password set earlier in the deployment.


Verify that data is being collected
vCenter Operations Manager 5 starts collecting data immediately.
As analyzed data becomes available, more information is displayed in vCenter Operations Manager 5.
This process might take a few minutes. The availability of some metrics depends on the vCenter
Server and ESX host versions.


You are now ready to start using vCenter Operations Manager.




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