vRealize Operations is an efficient monitoring tool which enables integration of many endpoints such as: Vcenter , VSAN , Network devices , VRA , Database etc...
vROps helps in monitoring entire Infrastructure that you integrate , enables to configure alerts and provide recommendations as a precautionary measure.
For any such endpoint to be monitored from vROps, we would have to perform below steps "
1.Download Management pack .
2.Install management pack on vROps.
3.configure it and vROps will start monitoring .
Lets know the tips to check VRA adapter issue.
1.Do we have compatible VRA adapter version used and installed
Find your management pack and doc here: VMware Solution Exchange
Search for the pack name --> click on support --> you find docs and list of compatible version with respective pack.
2.vRealize Automation Appliance URL used :
Simple deployment use VRA appliance NAME /URL
Distributed set up with LB : Use your LB NAME /URL
NOTE: Prefer DNS name always instead of IP
Here you can give specific Tenant name / use * symbol to include all tenants.
4.Credentials provided while configuring VRA adapter.
*Sysadmin : basically who installs VRA should have System wide role as well as Tenant admin role
*The super user must have the following privileges in VRA :
- Infrastructure administrator rights for all tenants.
- Infrastructure architect rights for all tenants.
- Tenant administrator rights for all tenants.
- Software architect roles for all tenants.
- Fabric group administrator rights for all fabric groups, in all tenants.
This should take care of your VRA adapter configuration part, There is another interesting part and thats connectivity .
5.Connectivity/Communication between VRA and vROps node
If VRA is deployed in Simple Set up then its very simple :
*vROps node which has VRA solution installed should have connectivity to IAAS web node mainly.
*vROps node which has VRA solution installed should have connectivity to IAAS Manager Node and VRA appliance .
If VRA is deployed in Distributed set up with LB below are the checks :
*vROps node which has VRA solution installed should have connectivity to LB used between VRA appliances
*vROps node which has VRA solution installed should have connectivity to LB used between IAAS windows servers.
*Internally LB should have connectivity to VRA appliances
*LB used between IAAS nodes should have connectivity to IAAS nodes used ( Web and manager)
Simple command to check and validate this is:
Curl -v https://<FQDN>
This should resolve most of the issues that we hit with VRA adapter failure on vROps and as always Never forget to check logs
Mainly analytics and adapter logs .