To monitor the resources in your SDDC, deploy the VMware Aria Operations analytics cluster with three nodes. To collect data from the management components in the SDDC, you deploy the a local-instance collector group with VMware Cloud Proxy appliances.
To implement and configure the use of a centralized monitoring and alerting platform, two alternative methods exist: by using the user interface of each component in the solution or by using the open-source PowerShell module cmdlets. You can reuse the PowerShell commands by replacing the provided sample values with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.
When it is integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation, the load balancer for VMware Aria Operations is automatically configured by SDDC Manager.
VMware Aria Operations is automatically connected to some of the management components in the management domain. You complete the integration by modifying the integration with vCenter Server and vSAN and configuring the integration with NSX and the clustered Workspace ONE Access instance.
If you want to use the open-source PowerShell module for the implementation and configuration of the Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.
Table 2. Prerequisites for CLI Implementation of Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation