How to install the vCloud Adapter in vCenter Operations 5.6

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Installing the vCloud Director adapter, or any vCenter Operations adapter, is a relatively easy task as we will explain in this post.

Firstly you need to download the adapter from Choose the .PAK file.

Once it is downloaded log into vC Ops Admin UI https://vcops-ui-vm/admin. From the Update tab browse for the downloaded file and click Update.

It will ask for confirmation and the will present you the EULA. Accept it and click OK.

Will ask for confirmation again.  During the updating process you will be automatically logged out from the Administration Portal, will be unable to log back in until the update is done.

The update process can take a few minutes so grab a coffee and wait until it’s done.

Once the vCloud Adapter installation is done proceed to vCenter Operations Custom UI https://vcops-ui-vm/custom. From the Admin menu go to Support.

In the support screen open the Info tab, look for the Adapters Info pane and click the Describe gear button.

When the describe process is finished refresh the page to check for the adapter presence. Match the adapter version with the build number of the downloaded package.

At this point the adapter is installed, now we are going to configure it to collect from our vCloud instance.

From the Environment menu select Configuration -> Adapter Instances. Select the vC Ops Server collector and the vCloud adapter from the drop down menus. Click on Add New Adapter Instance.

Fill out he fields from the pop-up window. For the IP/Hostname field the public address of the vCloud can be used if a REST API base URL has been assigned.

Remember to set the Auto Discovery option to true unless you want to force the discovery manually.

At this point there will be no credential available from the drop down menu. Click Add to create it.

Click OK and the vCloud Adapter should be configured and collecting. To test it go to Environment –> Environment Overview. In the left pane look for vCloud related Resource Kind, select anyone and look for new resources with a vCloud Data Source in the right pane.

Following this procedure any vCenter Operations Manager relationship adapter can be installed and almost configure, have in mind that of course there will be differences in the credentials and the adapter specifics.