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How to migrate from VMware vCOps to vROps – Part 3

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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.

Before the vApp can be removed, the vCOps needs to be unregistered from the vCenter. Click “Unregister”.

A confirmation pop-up appears. Click “Yes”.

The process can take some time, depending on your environment. In my case the unregistration took about 5 minutes. read more

How to migrate from VMware vCOps to vROps – Part 2

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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”.

Within five little steps, the configuration of vROps will be done. You may have noticed the “Migrate Data” icon on the right of the screenshot. This will be important later. Start with clicking “Next”. read more

How to migrate from VMware vCOps to vROps – Part 1

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. In prior releases you had to deploy multiple vApps to scale. Now you can add additional vROps instances to a cluster. These appliances provide computing resources, as well as redundancy. This allows you to scale beyond the limits of vCOps 5. Redundancy is provided by a concept which is based on master, replica and data nodes. The fist node in a vROps deployment is the master node. By adding a replica node, you can add redundancy for the case that the master node fails. Master and replica node work in a active/ standby relationship. The data nodes are the secret behind the scalability of vROps. A data node has only one task to perform: Collect data based on the assigned adapter. read more