Configure event collection from VMware vRealize Operations

The VMware vRealize Operations (vRealize Operations) connector instance requires configuration prior to receiving events from the vRealize Operations Log and Event Management servers.

Before you begin

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin


  1. Navigate to Event Management > Connectors > Connector Instances.
  2. Click New and create a vRealize Operations connector instance with the following details:
    Field Value
    Name Specify a unique name for the vRealize Operations connector instance. Mandatory.
    Host IP Specify the vRealize Operations IP address. Mandatory.
    Credential In the Credentials form, click New and create the required credentials. Save the credentials using a unique and recognizable name, for example, vRealizeOPS. Mandatory.
    Schedule (seconds) The frequency in seconds that the system checks for new events from vRealize Operations.
    Description Type a description for the use of the vRealize Operations connector.
    Connector definition The vendor and protocol used to gather events from the external event source. Select the vRealize connector definition. Mandatory.
    Last error message The last error message is automatically updated.
    Last run time The last run time value is automatically updated.
    Last run status The last run time status is automatically updated.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) Specify the MID Server that must run the vRealize Operations connector instance. If not specified, an available MID Server that has a matching IP range is used.
  3. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  4. In the Connector Parameters section, specify the values of the mandatory vRealize Operations parameters.
    1. port Default value 443.
    2. protocol Default value https.
  5. Click Test connector to verify the connection between the MID Server and the vRealize Operations connector.
  6. If the test fails, follow the instructions on the page to correct the problem and then run another test.
    Tip: Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify that the vRealize Operations server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
  7. After a successful test, select the Active check box and then click Update.