With Management Pack for Cloud Federation you can unify your multi-site vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud instances into a single pane of glass. This single pane of glass provides a holistic view of the child vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud instances. The child instance is a deployment of vRealize Operations or vRealize Operations Cloud which the federation instance is connected to, and is collecting federation data from. The parent instance of vRealize Operations Cloud can receive key metrics for specified objects from other vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud instances in your Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).

The management pack allows you to unlock the following use cases:

  • Provide a good set of executive dashboards for a worldwide company, without the need to have multiple browser tabs open for several vRealize Operations Cloud instances.
  • Provide a summary of performance, capacity, and configuration to senior executives and Virtual Infrastructure administrators across all your vSphere environments.
  • Ability to create a data warehouse where user selected set of metrics can be stored for data archiving and report use cases.
  • Ability to provide summarized views of the health and configuration of your SDDC stack. This includes core applications such as VMware vCenter Server, VMware NSX, and VMware vSAN. The solution also covers the management applications such as vRealize Operations Cloud, vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Automation, vRealize Business, and VMware Site Recovery Manager.

Architecture

The Management Pack for Cloud Federation follows a simple server-client architecture. This management pack is installed on the vRealize Operations Cloud instance, which you have identified as the parent instance. If other adapters are configured on the parent instance, dashboards will reflect data from all adapters.
Note: VMware does not recommended deploying any other management pack other than the Management Pack for Cloud Federation on this instance.

Configuration

After you have an instance of vRealize Operations Cloud up and running, you can use the management pack configuration page to add your existing vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud instances to point to the Management Pack for Cloud Federation instance.

The information about the objects and metrics to be fetched from your existing vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud instances into the newly deployed Management Pack for Cloud Federation instance is stored in a configuration file.