You configure objects, alerts, actions, policies, dashboards, and reports, in VMware Aria Operations to effectively monitor your environment. You use administration settings to manage your environment.

Configure solutions in VMware Aria Operations to connect to and analyze data from external data sources in your environment. Once connected, you use VMware Aria Operations to monitor and manage objects in your environment. Solutions that are installed together with VMware Aria Operations include vSphere, VMware Aria Operations for Logs, VMware Aria Automation, VMware vSAN, and many more. Configure these adapters to connect to and integrate with these instances.

Create alert definitions so that whenever there is a problem, VMware Aria Operations triggers alerts and provides recommendations to resolve the problem. The process of configuring alerts involves defining alerts, symptoms, and recommendations.

Activate actions to address a problem in the monitored environment. The actions let you resolve a problem by remaining in the VMware Aria Operations environment itself.

Create a policy to define rules for VMware Aria Operations to use. You can use a policy to analyze and display information about the objects in your environment.

Define compliance standards to determine the compliance of your objects. You can use VMware Aria Operations alert definitions to create compliance standards that notify you when an object does not comply with a required standard.

Create super metrics to give you a big picture of your environment. A super metric is a mathematical formula that contains one or more metrics. It is a custom metric that you design and is useful when you need to track combinations of metrics, either from a single object or from multiple objects. If a single metric cannot tell you what you need to know about the behavior of your environment, you can define a super metric.

Create dashboards to determine the nature and timeframe of existing and potential issues with your environment. You create dashboards by adding widgets to a dashboard and configuring them.

Create views to interpret metrics, properties, and policies of various monitored objects including alerts. Generate a report to capture details related to current or predicted resource needs. A report is a scheduled snapshot of views and dashboards.