The vRealize Operations Manager instance that is deployed by SDDC Manager is licensed separately. When the vRealize Operations Manager instance is licensed for use in your Cloud Foundation environment, you can use its capabilities to work with the Cloud Foundation data that is sent to it and obtain a picture of the health of the virtual infrastructure for the management and workload domains.
The capabilities of vRealize Operations Manager help you to proactively identify and solve emerging issues with predictive analysis and smart alerts, ensuring optimal performance monitoring and availability of the virtual infrastructure it monitors. Data from the management and workload domains can propagate to the vRealize Operations Manager instance and you get a unified view of the event data and metrics for the virtual infrastructure. The vCenter Adapter for vRealize Operations Manager is installed and configured in vRealize Operations Manager. Additionally, when you create a VDI workload domain, the Horizon View Adapter for vRealize Operations Manager is installed and configured also. Over time, you can use the vRealize Operations Manager Web interface to analyze event data for the management and workload domains' virtual infrastructure over time, providing the ability for performance management and infrastructure capacity planning.
The vRealize Operations Manager environment that SDDC Manager deploys is sized for monitoring the contents of your Cloud Foundation installation only. The default sizing accommodates the metrics and events expected to be sent by the Cloud Foundation environment's vCenter Server instances and Horizon software components. This sizing might not accommodate the numbers of metrics and events for monitoring additional applications or VMs that reside outside of the Cloud Foundation environment. Therefore, configuring the vRealize Operations Manager environment that is deployed by SDDC Manager to monitor additional applications or VMs that reside outside of your Cloud Foundation environment is not supported in this release.
vRealize Operations Manager Multiple-Node Cluster
In a single-rack Cloud Foundation environment, the vRealize Operations Manager cluster is deployed as a cluster with a single node, the master node. When an additional rack is added to the environment, the vRealize Operations Manager cluster is scaled out by adding a data node on that rack, making the vRealize Operations Manager environment a multiple-node cluster. In a multiple-node cluster, the nodes act together as a single vRealize Operations Manager cluster.
Accessing the vRealize Operations Manager administrative Web interface on any node allows access to the data from all of the nodes. Adapters for the objects residing in the physical rack are created on the vRealize Operations Manager node that is on that rack, to provide for balanced operation.