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vCOPS Operations Manager

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Hi Experts,

I have vcenter 5.5 installed.
Now I have seen, there is a tool called Operations Manager.
Is it possible to install it after a vcenter installation ?
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Question by:Eprs_Admin
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Yes, you download the OVF from VMware, and Import the Appliance (OVF).

Using Deploy OVF.

(Make sure you have a vApp pool configured before Deployment).

see here

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vcops-5-installation-guide.pdf
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by:paulsolov
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Don't forget to get the license for it, the foundation version is free and is a good root cause analysis tool.  The standard/advanced version give you a lot more options for monitoring and you can trial with an eval license.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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ok,
I tried to create a new vAPP pool but it is greyed out.
my license is Essentials plus.
Is it not enough ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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You need to select:-

1. Your Datacentre

2. Select and Edit the IP Pools Tab

3. Add an IP Pool

This is the pre-req for the vCOPS vApp....
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by:paulsolov
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You'll be able to use VCOPs foundation.  It will give you a lot of good information but not all the bells and whistles.
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by:bluedan
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Note on the IP Pool.  After you assgined the IP subnet and Gateway for the VCOP vApp. You must click on "Associations" tab on the IP Pool and pick a Assoicated network (Same subnet vCOP VMs) that should use with the IP Pool or it will not work.

Help this helps.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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I cannot find it to download from vmware.
Do you have a link ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Login to MyVMware, and it should be available under your VMware vSphere section

here is the download link

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VCOPS-582-FOUNDATION&productId=353&rPId=6277
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by:Eprs_Admin
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ok now it works but just with IE
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I work with IE, Firefox and Chrome, and it works for me with all.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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Ok I see,
The last question, can you explain me, what is a vAPP and for what I need it here ?
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it's a combination of two virtual machines, and that's how vCOPS is supplied with a UI and Analysis VM.
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by:paulsolov
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The vApp ensures that the Database VM (Analytics) comes up before the front end (WEBUI).
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by:Eprs_Admin
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...ok and what is a vApp by default ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40311523
ok on the web client I can click vCenter Orchestrator but I think it is not configured.
Do you have a manual to do it with the web client ?
See the Picture:

vCOPS
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I think this is the wrong question.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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you are right, sorry.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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the vAPP is a container where I can put some VMs into it.
And I can manage them with one click, like shutdown or restart.
Right ?
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If you create a vApp - yes.

But they are usually defined, where VMs interact.....

e.g. Web front end with SQL DB backend.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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I have now created the IP Pool, but cannot deploy the ova file.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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still the new vAPP is greyed out.
I have Essentials Plus license, is it a problem ?
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What is the error message?

Do you have a Cluster, because this maybe the issue that vCOPS expects DRS to be enabled on the cluster, when deployed, and you have no DRS enabled due to license...

when you select Deploy OVA?

it's got nothing to do with vApp (which can be created, if you have a Datacenter, Cluster and DRS enabled).
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40311766
I have a datacenter and a cluster but no DRS.
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40311768
I cretaed the IP Pool and then I tried to deploy the OVF file...
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and the error was ?

do you have a HA Cluster?

do you have a DRS Cluster ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
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I have a HA Cluster.
The errors was something like cannot go on because it is invalid...sorry dont know the exact message anymore.

I have seen this KB
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2013695
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Okay, there is a little issue, you need to go through for deployment....

because vCOPS and vApps require DRS....

so you need to do this...

Remove one of your servers from the Cluster.

Deploy to a standalone host, using a static IP Address.

Power on vCOPS and License the Server in vCenter Server

Then MOVE the vCOPS vAPP back to the Cluster

this will break the vApp relationship, but the VMs will work!

This will work for you.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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ok then I have to enable DRS, because yet its off
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Well if you are Licensed for DRS, it would be easier to turn it on....

but if not follow the last post.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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let me check If I have DRS....
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