For several months now we have seen glimpses of vROps by way of limited blog posts and the HOL demo’s so it was great to see it finally released.
So what is it like out of the box?
The first clear change is the move away from 2 VMs in a vAPP and consolidation down to 1 VM which is then easily scalable to more as you require.
The UI has been completely reworked and the install process has also completely changed, so lets take a look.
Deploying from the ovf is very straight forward (you no longer need to worry about IP Pools either!)
Once you have deployed the OVF start up the VM and wait for it to complete its boot process then navigate to the IP you gave vROps to begin the deployment/configuration. As you can/will see below a lot of time has been invested to simplifying the configuration process.
I Opted to do a new a new installation upon which I was then presented with a 5 step process to deploy vROps
So as you can see there are many steps but they are well thought out and will take into account your existing vCOPs deployments.
There is also a superb video available from VMware on how to important old data – How to migrate your vCOPs
In the next post I will have a look at what’s new in the UI!