Installing Ops Manager on GCP

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This topic describes how to install Ops Manager on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

It includes resource requirements, prerequisites, instructions for installing Ops Manager on GCP, and additional resources.

Overview

You can install Ops Manager on GCP with either the Pivotal Application Service (PAS) or Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (Enterprise PKS) runtime. There are resource requirements specific to each runtime. Ensure you meet the requirements for your runtime and the requirements specific to GCP before installing Ops Manager on GCP.

Requirements

This section lists the following resource requirements for installing Ops Manager on GCP:

Ops Manager Resource Requirements

This section lists resource requirements for installing Ops Manager on GCP. It includes links to general resource requirements for both the PAS and Enterprise PKS runtimes.

See one of the following topics, depending on the runtime you plan to install using Ops Manager:

GCP Resource Requirements

The following are GCP-specific resource requirements for installing Ops Manager on GCP:

  • Installing Ops Manager on GCP requires a minimum of the following VM instance limits in your GCP account. The number of VMs required depends on the number of tiles and availability zones you plan to deploy. The following VM guidelines apply to the PAS and Small Footprint PAS runtimes:

    • PAS: At a minimum, a new GCP deployment requires the following custom VMs for PAS and Ops Manager:
      VM Count vCPU Count per VM RAM (GB)
      28 1 1
      2 2 1
      3 1 2
      4 2 4
      3 2 8
      3 4 16

      Note: If you are deploying a test or sandbox Ops Manager that does not require high availability, then you can scale down the number of VM instances in your deployment. For more information, see Scaling PAS.

    • Small Footprint PAS: At a minimum, a new GCP deployment requires the following VMs to run Small Footprint PAS:
      VM Type VM Count vCPU Count per VM RAM (GB) Notes
      Small Footprint PAS micro 11 1 1 Add 1 to VM count if using HAProxy
      small 3 1 2
      highcpu 1 2 2
      xlarge.disk 1 4 16
      xlarge 1 4 16
      medium.mem 1 1 6
      large.disk 1 2 8
      Ops Manager large.disk 1 2 8
      large.cpu 4 4 4
    • Enterprise PKS: See GCP Prerequisites and Resource Requirements.
  • (PAS-only) Your GCP project must have sufficient quota to deploy all the VMs needed to install Ops Manager with PAS. For a list of suggested quotas, see Recommended GCP Quotas.

Prerequisites

To install Ops Manager on GCP, you must do the following:

  • Install the Google Cloud SDK on your machine and authenticate it to your GCP account. To download the Google Cloud SDK, see Google Cloud SDK.

  • Increase or remove the VM instance limits in your GCP account. For VM instance requirements, see GCP Resource Requirements.

  • Update your GCP account with the following required permissions:

    • The following permissions are required to create firewalls, networks, load balancers, and other resources:
      • Compute Engine > Compute Instances Admin (beta)
      • Compute Engine > Compute Network Admin
      • Compute Engine > Compute Security Admin
    • To use Google Cloud Storage (GCS) for Cloud Controller file storage, the following permission is required to create buckets:
      • Storage > Storage Admin
    • To use Cloud DNS, the following permission is required to add and modify DNS entries:
      • Project > Owner
  • Create an SSL certificate for your Ops Manager domain.

    Note: To deploy Ops Manager to a production environment, you must obtain a certificate from a certificate authority. VMware recommends using a self-signed certificate generated by Ops Manager for development and testing purposes only.

  • Assign administrative rights to a domain for Ops Manager. You need to be able to add wildcard records to this domain.

  • Create a wildcard DNS record that points to your router or load balancer. Alternatively, you can use a service such as xip.io. For example, 203.0.113.0.xip.io. Then, create at least one wildcard TLS certificate that matches the DNS record you configured.

    Note: With a wildcard DNS record, every hostname in your domain resolves to the IP address of your router or load balancer. For example, if you create a DNS record *.example.com pointing to your router, every app deployed to the example.com domain resolves to the IP address of your router.

  • Create one or more NTP servers, if the NTP servers are not already provided by your GCP project.

  • Install the most recent version of one of the following CLIs, depending on your Ops Manager runtime:

  • (PAS-only) Request a quota increase for your GCP project. For GCP quota requirements, see GCP Resource Requirements. To request an increase, see Quotas in the GCP console.

  • (PAS-only) Configure sufficient IP allocation. For more information about IP allocation requirements, see PAS Resource Requirements above.

  • (Optional) (PAS-only) Configure external storage. VMware recommends using external storage if possible. For more information about how file storage location affects platform performance and stability during upgrades, see Configure File Storage in Configuring PAS for Upgrades.

  • (Optional) (PAS and Ops Manager-only) Configure external databases. Pivotal recommends using external databases in production deployments for BOSH Director and PAS. An external database must be configured to use the UTC timezone.

  • (Optional) (PAS and Ops Manager-only) Configure external user stores. When you deploy Ops Manager, you can select a SAML user store for Ops Manager or a SAML or LDAP user store for PAS, to integrate existing user accounts.

Install Ops Manager on GCP

You can install Ops Manager on GCP.

To install Ops Manager on GCP, see Installing Ops Manager on GCP

Additional Resources

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