Deploying BOSH and Ops Manager to vSphere

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This topic provides instructions for deploying Ops Manager to VMware vSphere.

Note: The instructions in this topic are based on vSphere 6.5.

  1. Download Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) Ops Manager for vSphere from Pivotal Network.

  2. Log in to vCenter.

  3. In the Navigator, click the VMs and Templates tab. vms and templates folder creation

  4. Right click your datacenter.

    1. Select New Folder > New VM and Template Folder. New folder creation
    2. Name the folder pivotal_cf.
    3. Click Ok.
  5. Click your newly created folder.

  6. Click the Deploy OVF Template icon and complete the following steps:

    Note: The vSphere Web Client requires Flash. If the Deploy OVF Template button is unresponsive, ensure you have Flash enabled in your browser and reload the page.

    Ova form fill

    1. Select template
      1. Click Browse and select the .ova file you downloaded from Pivotal Network.
      2. Click Next.
    2. Select name and location
      1. Name the virtual machine and click Next.

        Note: The selected folder is the one you created.

    3. Select a resource
      1. Select the resource you want to use to launch the VM and click Next.

        Note: Hardware virtualization must be off if your vSphere host does not support VT-X/EPT. Refer to the Installing Pivotal Cloud Foundry on vSphere topic for more information.

    4. Review Details
      1. Verify the template details and click Next.
    5. Select storage
      1. Select a disk format. For information about disk formats, see Provisioning a Virtual Disk.

        Warning: Ops Manager requires a Director VM with at least 8 GB memory.

      2. Select a storage destination.
      3. Click Next.
    6. Select networks
      1. Select a network from the drop down list and click Next.
    7. Customize template
      1. In the Admin Password field, enter a default password for the account with the username ubuntu. Alternatively, you can enter a pre-existing SSH key value in the Public SSH Key field.

        Note: You must specify a default password, an SSH key, or both. If you do not have either of these fields configured, Ops Manager will not boot up.

      2. Complete the remaining network information and passwords for the Ops Manager VM admin user.

        Note: Record this network information. The IP Address will be the location of the Ops Manager interface.

      3. Click Next.
    8. Ready to complete
      1. Review the configuration data and click Finish.
  7. With the VM selected, click Actions > Power > Power On. Once the VM boots, the interface is available at the IP address you specified.

    Note: It is normal to experience a brief delay before the interface is accessible while the web server and VM start up.

  8. Create a DNS entry for the IP address that you used for Ops Manager. You must use this fully qualified domain name when you log into Ops Manager in the Installing Pivotal Cloud Foundry on vSphere topic.

    Note: Ops Manager security features require you to create a fully qualified domain name to access Ops Manager during the initial configuration.

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