Monitoring capability is a required element of an SDDC. The monitoring element provides capabilities for performance and capacity management of related infrastructure components, including satisfying requirements, specifications, management, and their relationships.

Mware Aria Suite monitoring products include several VMware products.

Table 1. Monitoring Products in Mware Aria Suite

Monitoring Product


VMware Aria Operations

Provides information about the performance, capacity, and health of your infrastructure. Distributed as a virtual appliance that you can deploy on ESXi hosts. Configure the virtual appliance and register it with a vCenter Server system. See the VMware Aria Operations Documentation.

VMware Aria Operations for Logs

Collects and analyzes log data to provide real-time answers to problems related to systems, services, and applications, and to derive important insights. See the VMware Aria Operations for Logs Documentation.

You can deploy all monitoring products or only some of the products without damaging the integrity of the solution.