Automate the deployment of vROps (supporting vDS)

Written by Simon Eady
Published on 18/5/2015 - Read in about 2 min (266 words)

Recently I have been looking at William Lam’s excellent post on automating the deployment of vROps.

After having a play around with it, to suit my own needs, I made some modifications to the Powershell script so it would support distributed switches.

# William Lam

# Edited by Simon Eady to support vDS


# Deployment of vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (vROps)

### NOTE: SSH can not be enabled because hidden properties do not seem to be implemented in Get-OvfConfiguration cmdlet ###

# Load OVF/OVA configuration into a variable

$ovffile = “E:\automation\vRealize-Operations-Manager-Appliance-”

$ovfconfig = Get-OvfConfiguration $ovffile

# vSphere Cluster + VM Network configurations

$Cluster = “Name of Cluster

$VMName = “Name of vROps VM

$VDS = “Enter vDS here

$VDSPG = “Enter vDS portgroup here

$VCServer = “Enter vCenter here

$VMHost = Get-Cluster $Cluster | Get-VMHost | Sort MemoryGB | Select -first 1

$Datastore = $VMHost | Get-datastore | Sort FreeSpaceGB -Descending | Select -first 1

$Network = Get-VDPortgroup -VDSwitch $VDS -Name $VDSPG -Server $VCServer

# Fill out the OVF/OVA configuration parameters

# xsmall,small,medium,large,smallrc,largerc

$ovfconfig.DeploymentOption.value = “xsmall”

# IP Address

$ovfConfig.vami.vRealize_Operations_Manager_Appliance.ip0.value = “desired ip of vROps

# Gateway

$ovfConfig.vami.vRealize_Operations_Manager_Appliance.gateway.value = “gateway for environment

# Netmask

$ovfConfig.vami.vRealize_Operations_Manager_Appliance.netmask0.value = “Subnet mask for your environment


$ovfConfig.vami.vRealize_Operations_Manager_Appliance.DNS.value = “DNS server IP

# vSphere Portgroup Network Mapping

$ovfconfig.NetworkMapping.Network_1.value = $Network

# IP Protocol

$ovfconfig.IpAssignment.IpProtocol.value = “IPv4”

# Timezone

$ovfconfig.common.vamitimezone.value = “Etc/UTC”

# Deploy the OVF/OVA with the config parameters

Import-VApp -Source $ovffile -OvfConfiguration $ovfconfig -Name $VMName -VMHost $vmhost -Datastore $datastore -DiskStorageFormat thin


If it’s of use please go thank William he did the hard work on this one.

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