vRop – vRealize Operation Manager 6.0 implementation

we have more than one scenario to implement vRop (vRealize Operation Manager )

Deployment is very easy and simple and similar to previous versions.

1-Deploy OVA ” vRealize-Operations-Manager-Appliance-6.0.1OVF10.ova”

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2- Choose OVA File vRealize-Operations-Manager-Appliance-6.0.1._OVF10.ova

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Next and choose You environment Size .

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choose the Data Center and Hosts that you will deploy in >

The setup has really been improved by providing a powerful wizard to handle express installation (really easy and fast, oriented for single node environments), new installation (with more questions compared to the previous one) or expand existing installation (with new nodes):

Setup

The express installation will create a new vRealize Operations Manager cluster with your node as the master node:

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You can specify the admin password (there isn’t a default one):

Setup2

Then you are ready to go to the next phase:

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Next phase is the product configuration (note that you have always a flow to understand at which phase you are):

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You have to accept the EULA:

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And then enter the license key and validate it (otherwise the product will run in evaluation mode for a limited time). Then you have to choose if enable the customer experience improvement program (common in several VMware products, like also the Horizon suite):

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Finally the node and cluster setup are just completed and you can login and start with the configuration of the product:

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The configuation is similar to previous version, but the UI finally has been improved (also for the product itself), so it’s more easy find the different configuration options.

First to all you have to configure the different adapters (at least the vCenter Server one):

vRealize-Config

Also the PAK management is simple and you can add new solutions by adding the specific pak and it will automatically uploaded to the system:

So an easiest product (compared with previous versions of it), but also a product with a better user experience. And what about the performance and the stability? I found that also those have been improved from previous versions.

The only concern that I have is the user cases where can be applied: if your environments change a lot faster or is complex (and you don’t have all the solution adapters) probably this is not your product. If your environment is “stable” (with not so much VM created and destroyed or not too much changes per day) and almost “predictable” and all virtual (there are adapters also for the physical environments, but in my opinion are still limited compared to other solutions), this can be a good product.

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