vROPS 6.2 for Horizon: View Adapter

In this post I’m going to be running through the additional configuration required to get the newly installed vROPS working with Horizon View, specifically the Horizon Adapter. There are a few additional specific configuration options that are required above and beyond standard vROPS which follow on from my previous two posts on this subject.

View Adapter Configuration

To get this part of the installation working, you must have downloaded the vROPS View Adapter.pak file from the VMware site.

1. From within the vROPS admin portal, select “Solutions” in the navigation pane. Click the green plus symbol to add a solution and browse to the ViewAdapter.pak file.

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2. Select upload and when complete, select Next.

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3. Accept the EULA and move on, this next step whilst the solution installs can take 15+ minutes so grab a coffee at this point!

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4. After this was complete, I repeated the same process but installing the Management Pack for storage devices for extra VSAN visibility.

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5. Once finished. Navigate to the licensing tab on the navigation pane. Select the VMware Horizon Licensing and select edit.

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6. Under the vROPS for Horizon option, ensure the license key entered earlier is selected and hit next.

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7. Things get a bit mad here. The only understanding I have of it is to associated objects that are VDI specific to the Horizon license.

In the first Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu,select Host System, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type. All Hosts in the Object name text box.
In the second Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu,select Virtual Machine, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type. All Desktop VMs in the Object name text box.
In the third Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu,select Datastore, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is, and type. All Storage in the Object name text box.

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8. Hit next and finish when done.

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9. Next up, head to the licensing tab on the navigation pane. Select the Product Licensing and select edit.

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10. Under the vRealize Operations Manager option, ensure the license keys entered earlier is selected and hit next.

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11. There is some more magic that now needs to be done, similar to step 7.

In the first Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Host System, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type All Hosts in the Object name text box.
In the second Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Virtual Machine, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type All Desktop VMs in the Object name text box.
In the third Select the Object Type that matches all of the following criteria drop-down menu, select Datastore, define the criteria Relationship, Descendant of, is not, and type All Storage in the Object name text box.

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12. When complete, hit next and finish.

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13. Head back to the solutions section and select VMware Horizon. Click the Cogs symbol to edit…

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14. Select the Horizon Adapter and then the green cross to add an instance.

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15. Enter in the name and also a key that you can use later to pair your servers with. This can be anything secure. Click OK and Save the settings of the Adapter.

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