An application is a container construct that represents a collection of interdependent hardware and software components that deliver a specific capability to support your business. VMware Aria Operations builds an application to determine how your environment is affected when one or more components in an application experiences problems, and to monitor the overall health and performance of the application. Object membership in an application is not dynamic. To change the application, you manually modify the objects in the container.
Reasons to Use Applications
VMware Aria Operations collects data from components in the application and displays the results in a summary dashboard for each application with a real-time analysis for any of the components. If a component experiences problems, you can see where in the application the problems arise, and determine how problems spread to other objects.