How to Deploy VMware vRealize Operation Manager 8.x – Part 1

What is vRealize Operation Manager?

vRealize Operations Manager as a virtual appliance that is to be deployed in your management cluster. It can be installed in a number of ways, tailored to your environment’s size and complexity.

vRealize Operations Manager collects data from your environment and processes it to make recommendations, identify issues, trigger policy-based automation to improve operations’ efficiency.


Before everything, you must check the support version in your environment. Which version of vROPs is compatible with Your vCenter Server. (VMware Product Interoperability Matrix). In this article, I use vCenter 7.0 update 3 and vRealize Operation Manager 8.6.2.

How to Deploy vROPs?

After downloading the vROPs OVA file you must deploy that in your infrastructure in vCenter and do that follow the below steps.

Step 01. Log in to vCenter Server and right-click on a Cluster or one of your Hosts and select the Deploy OVF Template option.

Step 02. Upload your OVF file from the local system or a URL, then click on Next.

Step 03. Enter a Name for vROPs Virtual Machine and select a location for VM, then click Next.

Step 04. Select the destination Compute Resource operation and click on Next.

Step 05. In the next view Verify the Template Detail and Accept License Agreement, then click Next.

Step 06. In this wizard, you must select Configuration size for vROPs, which depends on your infrastructure, then click Next.

For Example: When I select Small Configuration, vROPs can support between 350 and 5000 VMs and It needs 4 vCPU and 16GM Memory.

Step 07. select Storage location for VM, also you can select Type of Disk Provisioning, then click Next.

Step 08. Select Network Destination network for VM, and normally we select Management network.

Step 09. In the Customize Template view, you must configure Time, DNS, and Network Adapter.

Step 10. In the last view, if all configuration it’s OK, click on the Finish option and wait for a few minutes until the deployment will complete. You can see deployment progress in the Recent Task.

Step 11. After completing deployment, now you can Power On the VM. Please Power On the VM and wait to completely load Services.

Step 12. After seeing the below state on the VM console, vROPs services are completely loaded, and you can log in that through a web browser by entering the IP Address. But Before leaving the console does the next step.

Step 13. Press the Enter key and log in as a Root and select a Password for the Root user.

In the next post, we want to login in vROPs and do Basic Configuration. Follow us

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