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  • Record IP address to be provisioned to UI VM & Analytics VM
  • Record the Download location of the vCenter Operations Manager OVA.
      • Ensure the following TCP ports are open in your firewall
      • SSH-22
      • HTTP-80(https redirection)
      • HTTPS-443
      • OpenVPN tunnel-1194 -
      • SMTP-25(default)-This is optional if you intend to configure mail alerts, also the ports may vary based on your environment
      • VCM-1433 If you intend to provision VCM, need access to DB through this port
  • Create IP pools- This is not really an IP pool rather a container of the Network association/configuration of the vApp
      • Select the IP Pools tab.
      • Click Add to add a new IP pool.
      • In the properties dialog box, select the IPv4 tab.
      • Type an IP pool name that you can recognize during future testing of IP pools.
      • Enter the IP Subnet and Gateway in their respective fields.
      • Do not select the Enable IP Pool checkbox and do not specify a range of IP addresses. You specify the IP address for the virtual machines in the vApp using the vApp OVF Deployment Wizard.
      • Select the DHCP tab.
      • Select the IPv4 DHCP Present
      • check box if a DHCP server is available on this network.
      • Select the DNS tab
      • Enter the DNS server information.
      • Enter the DNS Domain name of the DNS servers in your network in the IPv4 DNS Servers text box.
      • In the Associations tab, select the network for the IP pool.
  • Deploy the vCenter Operations Manager OVA- To be performed only through vCenter
      • Accept the EULA
      • Specify an appropriate name - default value is "VMware vCenter Operations"
      • Select the initial Configuration Size - Small, Medium, Large
      • Select the host/cluster to deploy
      • Select the Resource Pool
      • Select the Data Store
      • Select Thick Provisioned - Eager Zeroed- Using Thin disks have visible performance degradation
      • Select the Network Configured in the IP Pools step
      • Select the Fixed IP Allocation Policy or DHCP
      • Set the Timezone
      • Set the IP Addresses of the UI and Analytics
      • Do not Power On after deployment
  • Login to the UI VM's IP address, register vCenter that you would like to monitor.


Note : Registration user should have administrative privileges to register the vCenter.


Happy Monitoring