Operations management includes vRealize Network Insight, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Operations Manager to provide real-time monitoring and logging for the infrastructure and compute workloads.

vRealize Network Insight

vRealize Network Insight collects and analyzes information about the operation of network data sources such as NSX-T Data Center and vCenter Server. Users access this information by using dashboards.

vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight collects data from ESXi hosts using the syslog protocol. vRealize Log Insight has the following capabilities:

  • Connects to other VMware products such as vCenter Server to collect events, tasks, and alarm data.

  • Integrates with vRealize Operations Manager to send notification events and enable launch in context.

  • Functions as a collection and analysis point for any system that sends syslog data.

To collect additional logs, you can install an ingestion agent on Linux or Windows servers or use the preinstalled agent on specific VMware products. Preinstalled agents are useful for custom application logs and operating systems such as Windows that do not natively support the syslog protocol.

vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Operations Manager tracks and analyzes the operation of multiple data sources by using specialized analytic algorithms. These algorithms help vRealize Operations Manager learn and predict the behavior of every object it monitors. Users access this information by using views, reports, and dashboards.