VMware vRealize Operations Manager – Prepare

Release date: November 21st 2018

Welcome to my vRealize Operations Manager series, how I setup “vRops” in my LAB. In this session I will describe how I did the preparations-phase.

First I download necessary files from My VMware


Second, I add a DNS-entry with the IP-address and hostname I decided on during the planning phase.


Finally, I create the user in vCenter I need for connecting vRealize Operations Manager to my vCenter. This user will be used during configuration of vRealize Operations Manager in a separate post. As this is my LAB-environment, I create a vsphere.local user. I could also have setup a Windows domain user for this purpose.


I add my new user to the Administrators group in vsphere.local.


Now, I can proceed to the next step of installing, covered in my next post here: VMware vRealize Operations Manager Install

Recommended reading:

VMware vRealize Operations Manager vApp Deployment Guide

vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 Release Notes

vRealize Operations Manager Best Practices

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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