I must admit I have not added a new non-internal management pack to vROPs since 6.x. I thought I would take a moment to write a refresher article and maybe help those who are attempting to do it for the first time. I hope y’all find this article useful.
Step 1. Get to add mgmt pack screen
Administration > Repository > Add/Upgrade
Step 2. Select the .pak file you are wanting to add
Now navigate to the .pak file. In my example I am using the VxRail Management package for vROPs.
Click upload. I am leaving the two boxes unchecked because this is a net new install.
Step 3. Accept the EULA
Step 4. Install
This automatically happens as soon as you click next on the previous screen.
Click finish and enjoy the new mgmt pack.
As you can see from my example the new package has been deployed.
If you click on the three dots it will show you what it encompasses.
Now you can play with all the new widgets that have been added.
Uploading additional management packs has never been and should never be difficult. However, if you haven’t done it in a while like myself then you may need a quick refresher. It beats clicking around till your finger’s muscle memory kicks in. As always I hope someone finds this quick how to useful.