Adding and Deleting Products

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This topic describes adding and deleting additional products from your Ops Manager installation, such as RabbitMQ® for Ops Manager.

Note: In Ops Manager v2.9, all product tiles use floating stemcells by default. This increases the security of your deployment by enabling tiles to automatically use the latest patched version of a stemcell, but it may significantly increase the amount of time required by a tile upgrade. For more information, see Floating Stemcells.

Add and Import Products

To add or import products to your Ops Manager installation:

  1. Download TAS for VMs-compatible products at VMware Tanzu Network. If you cannot download products from VMware Tanzu Network due to restricted network connectivity, see Installing Ops Manager in Airgapped Environments.

  2. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and log in.

  3. Click Import a Product.

  4. Select the .pivotal file that you downloaded from VMware Tanzu Network or received from your software distributor, then click Open. If the product is successfully added, it appears in your product list. If the product that you selected is not the latest version, the most up-to-date version appears on your product list.

  5. Add the product tile to the Installation Dashboard by clicking the green + icon.

  6. The product tile appears in the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard. If the product requires configuration, the tile appears orange. If necessary, configure the product.

    Screenshot of the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard

  7. (Optional) In the product configuration view, select the Errands pane to configure post-install errands or review the default settings. Post-install errands are scripts that automatically run after a product installs, before Ops Manager makes the product available for use. For more information about post-install errands, see Errands.

    Note: By default, Ops Manager reruns errands even if they are not necessary due to settings left from a previous install. Leaving errands checked at all times can cause updates and other processes to take longer. To prevent an errand from running, disable the checkbox for the errand in the Settings tab on the product tile before installing the product.

    Screenshot of the Errands pane

    The Broker Registrar checkbox is an example of an errand available for a product. When you enable this checkbox, this errand registers service brokers with the Cloud Controller and updates any broker URL and credential values that have changed since the previous registration.

  8. Click Review Pending Changes.

  9. Click Apply Changes to start installation and run post-install lifecycle errands for the product.

Using VMware Tanzu Network API to Upgrade Products

Ops Manager provides a way to upgrade products by connecting your Ops Manager Installation Dashboard with VMware Tanzu Network using a API token. Once you have uploaded a product, all subsequent product upgrades appear automatically in the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard.

Note: You can only use the VMware Tanzu Network API if you have access to the Internet, since communication between Ops Manager and the VMware Tanzu Network is necessary to import your products. If you are on an isolated network, do not save your API token.

To upgrade products using the VMware Tanzu Network API:

  1. Log in to VMware Tanzu Network.

  2. Click your username, located in the upper top right side of the page.

  3. Select Edit Profile.

  4. Copy your API Token.

  5. Navigate to your Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and log in.

  6. Click your username, located in the upper top right side of the page.

  7. Select Settings.

  8. In the External API Access tab, paste your API Token. Screenshot of the External API Access tab

  9. Click Save.

Update Existing Products

After you save the VMware Tanzu Network API token to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard, the latest versions of your existing products appear in your Installation Dashboard.

To upgrade your product to the latest version:

  1. Locate and download the product version you want to upgrade to by clicking on the green download icon.

  2. When the download is complete, refresh the page to use the product.

  3. If necessary, configure the product.

  4. Click Review Pending Changes.

  5. Click Apply Changes.

Applying Changes to BOSH Director

You can use the Ops Manager API or the Review Pending Changes page to apply pending changes only to BOSH Director when you stage multiple products in a new installation or as part of an upgrade.

Deleting a Product

  1. From the Installation Dashboard: 1. Click the trash icon on a product tile to remove that product. 1. In the Delete Product dialog box that appears, click Confirm.

    Note: You cannot delete the BOSH Director product.

  2. Click Review Pending Changes, then Apply Changes.

After you delete a product, the product tile is removed from the installation and the Installation Dashboard. However, the product appears in the Available Products view.