vCenter Operation Manager 5.6 – deployment and configuration
As most of you already know, VMware vCenter Operations Manager Foundation 5.6.0 is free of charge for all VMware customers, regardless from license type.
What is this for ? vCenter Operation Manager – quick definition from VMware site.
- Download from vCenter Operation Manager VMware website
- Create two DNS entries for VM’s
- Create IP POOL in target datacenter – minimum details :
- IP POOL name
- DNS domain
- DNS server
- associate network that should use vCM
- Deploy vCenter Operation Manager from ovf template. I’m not going to show how to deploy VM from ovf, is a very easy task. In fact you will be deploying vAPP with two VM’s Analytics VM (vcm01) and UI VM (vcm02). Both VMs are SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (64bit).
- Change virtual machine resources, vCPU and RAM by 50% in PROD, or even more for homelab.
- Power vAPP on and wait untill both VM’s get powered on
- Open VM remote console and verify configuration status
- Log in to vCM https://<IP or FQDN of UI VM>/admin with below default credentials
- user: admin
- password: admin
- Provide details of the vCenter Operation Manager, use hosting vCenter Server details or provide them manually.
- change password for root and admin accounts
- connect vCenter Operation Manager to vCenter server
- connect linked vCenter server – optional
- click on finish button to complete configuration, process might take several minutes, be patient 🙂
- When configuration process finished successfully enable vCenter Operation Manager plugin on vSphere client
That is basically all what one has to do in order to deploy vCenter Operation Manager. Using vSphere client go to Home –> Solution and Application and click on vCenter Operation Manager.
- Assign license key for vCM in vCenter server and one can start use user webUI, default url is:
- https://ipaddress of vCM UI machine/vcops-custom