Launching an Ops Manager Director Instance on GCP

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This topic describes how to deploy Ops Manager Director for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

After you complete this procedure, follow the instructions in the Configuring Ops Manager Director on GCP and Configuring Elastic Runtime on GCP topics.

Step 1: Locate the Pivotal Ops Manager Installation File

  1. Log in to the Pivotal Network, and click on Pivotal Cloud Foundry Operations Manager.

  2. From the Releases drop-down, select the release to install.

  3. Select one of the following download files:

    • Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Manager for GCP
    • Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Manager YAML for GCP

    When you click on the download link, your browser downloads or opens the OpsManager_version_onGCP.pdf or OpsManager_version_onGCP.yml file.

    These documents provide the GCP location of the Ops Manager .tar.gz installation file based on the geographic location of your installation.

  4. Copy the filepath string of the Ops Manager image based on your deployment location.

Step 2: Create a Private VM Image

  1. Log in to the GCP Console.

  2. In the left navigation panel, click Compute Engine, and select Images.

  3. Click Create Image.

  4. Complete the following fields:

    • Name: Enter a name. For example, om-pcf.
    • Encryption: Leave Automatic (recommended) selected.
    • Source: Choose Cloud Storage file.
    • Cloud Storage file: Paste in the Google Cloud Storage filepath you copied from the PDF file in the previous step. Create image
  5. Click Create. The file may take a few minutes to import.

Step 3: Create the Ops Manager VM Instance

  1. Select the checkbox for the image that you created above.

    Create instance

  2. Click Create Instance.

  3. In the Create an instance form, complete the following fields:

    • Name: Enter a name that matches the naming conventions of your deployment.
    • Zone: Choose a zone from the region in which you created your network.
    • Machine type: Click Customize to manually configure the vCPU and memory. An Ops Manager VM instance requires the following minimum specifications:

      Machine Spec Minimum Value
      CPU 2 vCPUs
      Memory 8 GB
    • Boot disk: Click Change, then perform the following steps:

      • Click Custom images if it is not already selected.
      • Select the Boot disk type. If you have an Ops Manager environment with high performance needs, select SSD. As an example, environments used to develop PCF tiles may benefit from a higher performing Ops Manager VM boot disk. For most environments, however, you can select Standard.
      • Set the Size (GB) of the boot disk to the minimum or higher.

        Machine Spec Minimum Value
        Boot disk 100 GB
      • Select the Ops Manager image you created in the previous step if it is not already selected.
        Boot image

      • Click Select to save.

    • Under Identity and API access, choose the Service account you created when preparing your environment during the step Set up an IAM Service Account.

    • Allow HTTP traffic: Leave this checkbox unselected.

    • Allow HTTPS traffic: Leave this checkbox unselected. Om instance 1

    • Networking: Select the Networking tab, and perform the following steps:

      • For Network and Subnetwork, select the network and subnetwork you created when preparing your environment in the Create a GCP Network with Subnet section of the Preparing to Deploy PCF on GCP topic.
      • For Network tags, enter pcf-opsmanager. This tag applies the firewall rule you created in Create Firewall Rules for the Network to the Ops Manager VM.
      • For Internal IP, select Custom. Enter an IP address (for example, 10.0.0.4) in the Internal IP address field. Specify an internal IP address located within the reserved IP range that you will configure in Ops Manager Director. Do not use 10.0.0.1, which is configured for the Gateway.
      • For External IP, select New static IP address…. In the next form, enter a name for the static IP. For example, om-public-ip. Click Reserve. In the External IP drop-down, select the static IP address you just reserved. Instance networking
  4. Click Create to deploy the new Ops Manager VM. This may take a few moments.

  5. Navigate to your DNS provider, and create an entry that points a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to the om-public-ip static IP address of Ops Manager that you created in a previous step.

Note: In order to set up Ops Manager authentication correctly, Pivotal recommends using a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) to access Ops Manager. Using an ephemeral IP address to access Ops Manager can cause authentication errors upon subsequent access.

What to Do Next

After you complete this procedure, follow the instructions in the Configuring Ops Manager Director on GCP topic.

Later on, if you need to SSH into the Ops Manager VM to perform diagnostic troubleshooting, see SSH into Ops Manager.

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