First step is to obtain the vRealize Operations Manager Appliance and install it via your VMware server. Once the Appliance is uploaded and the installation is complete you will see the below screen on your VM.
Once you go to the URL you will find the Initial Setup screen.
I chose new Installation and started by setting the Administrator’s Password.
I then accepted the default certificate.
I named my Cluster Node. We can add additional nodes later.
I then completed the install by clicking Finish.
Now we wait, the Appliance will configure itself.
Then we need to start vRealize Operations Manager
Eventually the Node will show a State of Running and Online.
Once the node is up and running you will have to login
Note that the login username is admin and not root.
Now we have to do more configuration.
Accept the EULA, enter our Product Key, and opt in or out of CEIP.
Finally we configure the installation.
First in order to gather information of our VMs and ESXI servers we need to configure the vSphere Adapter.
Once the adapter is configured you should see Collecting.
For a time you will see your items in a grey color while the information is aggregated.
After a while you see the aggregation working and less and less grey.