How to add a Content Library to vSphere

Log into your vSphere Web Client and click Menu – Content Library.

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Click the plus sign to add a new Content Library

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Add a Name and Location

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Select a Local Content Library if you wish to upload ISOs, OVAs, and other templates.

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Select your storage location, I use my local Freenas NFS Store.

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Click Finish and your new Library will appear.  Capture.PNG

To add items, click on the Name of the Content Library, then select Actions and Import Item.

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Select the item and click OK.

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vSphere will then proceed to upload the item.

Once uploaded items like ISOs can be selected on the create VM Screens.

 

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How to Install vRealize Operations

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.

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Once you go to the URL you will find the Initial Setup screen.

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I chose new Installation and started by setting the Administrator’s Password.

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I then accepted the default certificate.

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I named my Cluster Node.  We can add additional nodes later.

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Now we wait, the Appliance will configure itself.

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Then we need to start vRealize Operations Manager

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Eventually the Node will show a State of Running and Online.

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Once the node is up and running you will have to login

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Note that the login username is admin and not root.

Now we have to do more configuration.

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Accept the EULA, enter our Product Key, and opt in or out of CEIP.15.PNG

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Finally we configure the installation.

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First in order to gather information of our VMs and ESXI servers we need to configure the vSphere Adapter.

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Once the adapter is configured you should see Collecting.

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For a time you will see your items in a grey color while the information is aggregated.

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After a while you see the aggregation working and less and less grey.

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