How to Install VCOPS (Vmware vCenter Operation Manager) 5.6

Vmware has released the new version of VCOPS. If you installed it before, this experience will help you to install it again because steps are almost identical. First of all, you should download OVF installation package from Vmware web site and then you can import it to your vCenter. Secondly, importing the server is completed, then you can configure it.

During the importing you will type server name and two IP addresses. One is for User interface and second IP address is the analytics which is server. I recommend that not use DHCP, assign static IP address to these options.

Go to the download web site of Vmware https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads and then download the latest version

After the download is completed, connect to your vCenter server and go to file>Deploy OVF template and then choose your OVF package where you saved it.

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Accept the license

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Give it a name. I don’t want to change it.

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There is an explanation depending on what kind of system you have. I have less than 1500 servers in my system and I have chosen small.

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Pick up the resource pool if you have

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Choose the datastore

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It is up to you, I always use thin provision

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Choose the correct network where your VCOPS will be

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This section which I mentioned above is IP allocation section. I prefer to use Static

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Type the IP addresses and choose the correct time. This section is really important because if an
IP pool isn’t configured yet in your vCenter, you can’t run the server. In
another article I explained how to configure IP Pool for VCOPS

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Well done all. Next chapter is the configuration

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