VMware presented the vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 at the VMworld 2014 in Barcelona. In early december, vROps was available for download. vROps 6.0 is the successor of VMwares IT Operations Management suite vCenter Operations Manager, or vCOps. VMware has aligned the naming scheme with other products, so this release is the first release under the new brand vRealize. VMware has made some major improvements to this release. One of the biggest advantages is the ability to scale-out.
Part 1 of this series has covered a short overview over vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 and the initial deployment of the virtual appliance. Now it’s time to bring it to life. Open a browser and enter the IP of your newly deployed vROps appliance. You will get this nice initial setup screen. “New Installation” is always a good start. Click “New Installation”. Patrick Terlisten/ vcloudnine.de/ Creative Commons CC0 Within five little steps, the configuration of vROps will be done.
I wrote about what’s new in vROps 6 and about the deployment of the virtual appliance. I also described how to migrate the data from the old vCOps vApp. Part 3 covers the decommission of the old vApp. Enter the IP or FQDN of your UI VM into the browser. Login as admin into the administration UI. Patrick Terlisten/ vcloudnine.de/ Creative Commons CC0 Before the vApp can be removed, the vCOps needs to be unregistered from the vCenter.