vRealize Operations 8 Deployment with VRLCM8

VROPS Deployment was consider in the past as Hard task , how to Design , Build , Deploy and Extend your VROPS Solution, this Task has become much more easy when you choose to deploy the VROPS with VRLCM8.

To be able to deploy the VROPS8 with HA you will need to have :

  1. Running VRLCM8.
  2. Download and upload the VROPS 8 Binaries.
  3. Two DNS and IP Configuration for the master and replica.
  4. Self Sign Certification contain both VROPS Members.
  • VROPS Master Node – VROPS03 – VROPS03.mt.local 192.168.1.131
  • VROPS Replica Node – VROPS04 – VROPS04.mt.local 192.168.1.132
  • Default Gateway – 192.168.1.1
  • Datastore Storage – Datastore1

VROPS 8 Install Precheck

How does Pre-Check Validation Work?

When you click the Run Pre-Check button, a report is generated indicating whether the pre-validation is in PASS or FAIL state. Therefore, based on the report you can modify your inputs given in the previous steps and click the RE – RUN PRE CHECK button. The report contains the following information:

  • Status of the Check
  • Check Name
  • Component/Resource against which the current check is run.
  • Result description about the check execution
  • Recommendation, if there is FAILURE or WARNING

The report also generates color coded status:

  • GREEN SYMBOL – PASSED
  • RED SYMBOL – FAILED
  • YELLOW SYMBOL – WARNING
  • GREEN FIXED SYMBOL – REMEDIATED & FIXED

Data validation

  • Input schema validation Input schema Success. all the schema validations.
  • Duplicate Component property checkComponent Property validation Success. Component property check.
  • Certificate validation for component vrops:vrops03 Certificate Validation Success.
  • Certificate validation for component vrops:vrops04 Certificate Validation Success.
  • Environment name check Environment validation Environment name is valid.
  • Datacenter name check Environment validation Provided datacenter name exists.
  • vCenter name check Environment validation vCenter given exists.
  • vCenter data collection check Environment validation vCenter data collection is completed.
  • Product ID validation Products information validation ‘vrops’ is a valid/supported product id.
  • Product version validation Products information validation ‘8.0.0’ is a valid/supported version of product id ‘vrops’.
  • Source mapping record for a product check Source mappings validation Found the source mapping record for ‘vrops 8.0.0’.
  • Check credentials for the given vCenter. vcenter01.mt.local Check if correct credentials have been provided for the given vCenter.
  • Existence check for a cluster in the given vCenter and data center. Datacenter#Cluster01 Check if the given cluster is existing in the vCenter and data center.
  • Admin role permission check for the cluster in the given vCenter and data center. Datacenter#Cluster01 Check if the admin role permissions are available on the resources selected in the given vCenter and data center.
  • Firewall check on all the hosts. Datacenter#Cluster01 Check if port 443 is accessible on all the ESXi hosts in the cluster from LCM.
  • Disk Space availability check for Datastore in given vCenter, data center and cluster. [vc=vcenter01.mt.local,cluster=Datacenter#Cluster01,datastore=datastore1]
  • Check if there is enough disk space available on datastore. If the datastore is part of a datastore cluster and storage DRS is set to fully automated, validate the overall space availability.
  • Existence check for datastore in the given vCenter, data center and cluster[vc=vcenter01.mt.local,cluster=Datacenter#Cluster01,datastore=datastore1]
  • Check if the datastore exists in the given vCenter, data center and cluster.
  • Existence check for network in the given vCenter, data center and cluster.
  • VM Network Check if network exists in the given vCenter, data center and cluster.
  • VM name conflict check in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • vrops03 Check if the VM name is not conflicting in the given vCenter and cluster/folder.
  • Host name conflict check for the virtual machine in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • vrops03 Check if host name is not conflicting for the virtual machine in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • virtual machine in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • conflicting for the virtual machine in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • VM name conflict check in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • vrops04 Check if the VM name is not conflicting in the given vCenter and cluster/folder.
  • Host name conflict check for the virtual machine in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • vrops04 Check if host name is not conflicting for the virtual machine in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • IP Address conflict check for the virtual machine in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • vrops04 Check if IP address is not conflicting for the virtual machine in the given vCenter and cluster.
  • DNS Server Validations DNS Server ‘192.168.1.100’ is reachable.
  • DNS Server Validations DNS Server ‘192.168.1.101’ is reachable.
  • Network Gateway reachability check.
  • Network Gateway Validations Network Gateway ‘192.168.1.1’ is reachable.

Configure Environment Settings for a New Private Cloud

Log in to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager as an administrator and click Create Environment.

In Environment Name, enter a descriptive name for the new private cloud environment.This name must be unique among environments on this instance of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

Enter a Default Admin Password and Confirm the Password.The default password must be a minimum of eight characters.

From Data Center, select an existing data center for this environment, or click + to add a data center to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

Install vRealize Suite Products

Select which individual vRealize Suite products to add to the private cloud environment and whether to do a new install of each product or import and existing installation of the product. For each new install, select the product Version and Size to deploy.

Accept the VMware end-user license agreement and enter the license key.

  1. To select the license keys from the locker, click Select to open the list of licenses which are applicable to the selected products and versions. If not, select all the keys available from the listing.
  2. Click Add, to add a new license key to the locker from within the installation flow.
  3. Click Validate to validate the license. If multiple license keys are available for a product then this action will suggest to choose one per product selected for the deployment.

Under the Certificate Details, select the Certificate from the drop-down menu.If you want to provide certificate details at product level, you can specifiy the certificate at the product properties of each product. The action can override the certificates that are selected at the infrastructure level.

To create a certificate, click the plus sign.In the Add Certificate window, enter the required details.

Here is the Example of Values i have enter to generate the certification.

Please Validate the certification and press next.

Select a vCenter Server from the drop-down menu.

Select a Cluster.

When you click Select a Folder, all the folders that are associated in the vCenter Server are listed.If the folders are not displayed, then refresh the vCenter data collection from the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager settings page.

Select the required NetworkDataStore, and Disk Format

With Lifecycle Manager 8.0, to integrate with VMware Identity Manager, select Integrate with Identity Manager toggle button

Under the Network Details page, enter the Default Gateway address.

Enter the Domain NameDomain Search Path and Domain Name Servers.

Enter the Netmask IP address.

When you select the NTP Server, you have to select the assigned time server from the NTP list. If an NTP server is not added, then to add one, click Global Settings. You are then directed to the Settings page to add an NTP server.

Provide the names and IP address of your VROPS server, in my case i am using vrops03 and vrops04 as master and replica.

Choose if you wish to disable any of TLS Version and decide on Affinity rules.

Run the precheck to see if you can install the VROPS, the precheck is reviewing the configuration and validate the info you provide to the VRLCM.

When you select the NTP Server, you have to select the assigned time server from the NTP list. If an NTP server is not added, then to add one, click Global Settings.

Follow the Deployment Process

Verify login to Admin UI to verify Cluster Deployment.

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