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Configure event collection from vRealize

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Configure event collection from vRealize

Configure the VMware vRealize Operations (vRealize) connector instance to receive events from the vRealize Operations Log and Event Management servers.

Before you begin

Supported version: VMware vRealize Operations Manager version
Note: Connect to vRealize using a local account with at least Read-Only vRealize Operations permission.

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin


  1. Navigate to Event Management > Event Connectors (Pull) > 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.
    Host IP Specify the vRealize Operations IP address.
    Credential In the Credentials form, click New and create the required credentials. Save the credentials using a unique and recognizable name, for example, vRealizeOPS.
    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.
    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 a MID Server that is up and is valid. You can configure several MID Servers. If the first is down, the next MID Server is used. If that MID Server is not available, the next is selected, and so on. MID Servers are sorted according to the order that their details were entered into the MID Server for Connectors section. If no MID Server is specified, an available MID Server that has a matching IP range is used.
  3. Right-click the form header and select Save.
    The connector instance values are added to the form and the parameters that are relevant to the connector appear.
  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 that are issued by the error 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 Active and then click Update.