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VMware Aria Operations for Networks Deployment through Suite Lifecycle


Deploying VMware Aria Operations for Networks through VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle is easy


VMware Aria provides the IT Managers or Cloud admin resources to focus on business-critical initiatives, while improving time to value (TTV), reliability and consistency.

VMware’s Aria Suite of Products are great, they provide lot’s of feature and capabilities.

Supported Products:

  • VMware Aria Automation

  • VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator

  • VMware Aria Automation Automation Config

  • VMware Aria Operations

  • VMware Aria Operations for Logs

  • VMware Aria Operations for Networks


Let's begin this blog where we describe installation of VMware Aria Operations for Networks


We begin with "Create Environment" where we give

  • Environment Name

  • Description

  • Choose the "Default Password," which will be automatically highlighted in the product pane for customer convenience, especially for those who prefer not to maintain separate passwords for individual accounts within the product.

  • Datacenter would be the location where you would like to provision the product. If a Datacenter has multiple vCenters you can choose one in the infrastructure pane later

  • If you have deployed vRNI previoulsly and want to use the json exported before in this deployment request you can toggle the button



Select the product you would like to install. In this example, we will select "VMware Aria Operations for Networks"



Accept "EULA" , End User License Agreement



From VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle 8.16.0 onwards, products can be deployed in evaluation mode. So there is no mandatory rule to select a license here. That's why you see "NEXT" option enabled even a license is not mapped.




Select the certificate needed for the product




Key in all the Infrastructure detail in this pane.

  • vCenter where you would like to deploy to

  • Based on the selection of vCenter, select the cluster you would like to deploy to

  • Select the folder and resource pool

  • Select "Network"

  • Select "Datastore"

  • Select "Disk Mode"

  • Togggle the button, if you woild like to integrate the product being deployed to VMware Identity Manager

  • If you have uploaded the ova to Conent Libarary and would like to use it for deployment, toggle the other option, if not proceed


Enter appropriate network information in the next pane

  • Domain Name

  • Domain Search Path

  • DNS Servers

  • Time Sync Mode

  • NTP Servers







Here comes the Product Pane

  • Selec the FIPS compliance mode

  • You have already selected certificate before. If you would like to select / change to the new one , you can very well do it here

  • If you would like to create an Affinity / Anti-Affinity rule do so

  • Product Password is already selected to "Default Password" before. If you would like to change you may do it here

  • Check or Uncheck the box if you would like to integrate with VMware Identity Manager

  • Select NTP Servers , if you wanna change anything here

  • Then enter details for components

    • Enter Platform Details

      • IP Address

      • Display Name

      • Node Size

    • Enter Collector Details

      • IP Address

      • Display Name

      • Node Size







Click on next to perform a Pre-Check



It performs checks for

  • Data Validation

  • Infrastructure Validation

  • VMware Aria Operations for Networks Validations


Let's say there is a problem, then you would like to fix and then go ahead with the deployment.

Remember, you cannot proceed if the pre-check has failures



Once all checks are passed , go ahead and click on next to review summary and then deploy the product


Now the product is deployed


There are different stages which takes place during product deployment



If we go through each stages

Check Prerequisites

Deploys Platform Node
	Start
	VMware Aria Operations for Networks Deployment
	Validate Deploy Inputs
	Deploy OVF
	Power On VM
	Guest Tools Status check
	Hostname/IP status check
	VMware Aria Operations for Networks Post Install Check
	Check Deployment Status
	Check Services status
	Check Reconfiguration status
	VMware Aria Operations for Networks Init License
	VMware Aria Operations for Networks Platform License
	Get License VMware Aria Operations
	Activate Telemetry Config
	VMware Aria Operations for Networks Certificate Init
	Apply VMware Aria Operations for Networks Certificate
	Change VMware Aria Operations for Networks Password 
	Check VIDM Registered
	Register VMware Aria Operations for Networks O-Auth client
	Configure VIDM details
	Create VIDM user
	Create VMware Aria Operations for Networks app catalog
	VIDM Create Web Link App
	Finish

Deploys others platform nodes and collectors

VMware Aria Operations for Networks Create Cluster

VMware Aria Operations for Networks collect FQDN
	
Update environment details

Schedule Notifications

Toggle fips mode of VMware Aria Operations for Networks
       

Let's explore Day-2 Actions which are available on the product once deployed




Action

Description

Change Admin Password

Provides ability to change password for local account in VMware Aria Operations for Networks called "admin@local"

Vertical Scale Up

Provides ability to change sizing of the cluster. Selec the nodes which are part of the cluster , select the sizing and some advance settings as needed and submit the request to scale up.



Trigger Inventory Sync

Fetches latest data of the product and updates Suite Lifecycle's inventory. Recomended during Upgrades , Patches, Vertical Scale-up and Licensing changes

Replace Certificate

Replaces Certificate on the Product

Logs

Generate& Download log bundles

Add Data Sources

Ability to add data sources in VMware Aria Operations for Networks

Snapshot

Take snapshot on the whole cluster

Patches

Install Patches when released by the product team. Check the history as well

Power Off

Powers Off VMware Operations for Networks product in a systematic manner

Power On

Powers On VMware Operations for Networks product in a systematic manner

Toggle FIPS mode compliance

Change FIPS mode on and off on the product

Change Data Sources Password

This is specific to VMware Aria Operations for Networks. Suite Lifecycle provides ability to change the data sources password

Add License

Provides ability to change license

View Compatiblity Matrix

Check Interop between all VMware Aria Products

Delete Product

Remove the deployed product from VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle's environment

Update NTP

Updates NTP configuration on the product

Configure Networks Management Pack

If a management pack for VMware Aria Operations for Networks is dowloaded from Marketplace then it can be installed using this option

Re-Trust with VMware Identity Manager

Fetches VMware Identity Manager certificate and then ensure it's updated in the product

Re-register with VMware Identity Manager

Perform re-registration of the product, incase there is a broken integration


Add Components allows you to add more nodes to an existing cluster of VMware Aria Operations for Netowrks




In the product's pane you can add addiitonal platform and collector nodes as per guidelines




Hope you have got clarity on what options VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle provides for VMware Aria Operations for Networks



 

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