Last and possibly least (as far as effort required) for the Cloud Foundation stack is to deploy vRealize Operations. Much like the Lifecycle Manager installation, this is relatively painless.
Similar to previous deployments, I’ve already reserved an IP address for all vROPs nodes I intend on deploying and created DNS records. I’ve also entered a license key for the install in SDDC Manager. I’m leaving the install (number and size of nodes deployed) at default. Same as last time, Operations will be deployed onto the pre-created Application Virtual Network.
As you’ll see from the video above, all I had to do was select the license key and enter the FQDNs for each component. At the end of the deployment, I connected the existing workload domain.
That’s pretty much it, nothing too exciting or demanding.
As I said at the start of this series, I’m now moving on to working almost exclusively with Cloud Foundation 4.0 on VxRail 7.0. Thanks to the introduction of new features in both versions, I’m hoping to be able to cover off a few more topics that I didn’t get to in 3.9.x on VxRail 4.5 and 4.7. Things like Kubernetes, external storage connectivity, more in-depth NSX-T configuration and hopefully some PowerOne integration.