In the previous chapter, we learned all about what vROps 6.0 is and what makes it tick on the inside. Now, it's time to move on to how to install, or better yet, migrate existing vCOps 5.8.x environments to vROps 6.0.
With vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 there are three different methods to install; this can be done using Linux installable, Windows installable, or a VMware appliance. In this chapter, we will step through the deployment using the appliance.
There is no functional difference between all these installation types, which was not the case in the previous versions of Operations Manager. Previously, the installable version, for example, supported remote collectors, but did not contain a vSphere UI. Under vROps 6.0, the installation method makes no difference to what features are available for use.
In this chapter, we will guide you through the process of architecting and deploying vROps 6.0. This will include the following topics: