vRealize Operations Manager communicates with all management components in both regions of the SDDC to collect metrics about the operations of the objects that these components handle.

Logical Design

In a multi-region Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), you deploy a vRealize Operations Manager configuration that consists of the following entities.

  • 3-node (medium-size) vRealize Operations Manager analytics cluster that is highly available (HA). This topology provides high availability, scale-out capacity up to sixteen nodes, and failover.

  • 2 remote collector nodes in each region. The remote collectors communicate directly with the data nodes in the vRealize Operations Manager analytics cluster. For load balancing and fault tolerance, two remote collectors are deployed in each region.

Each region contains its own pair of remote collectors whose role is to ease scalability by performing the data collection from the applications that are not a subject of failover and periodically sending collected data to the analytics cluster. You fail over the analytics cluster only because the analytics cluster is the construct that analyzes and stores monitoring data. This configuration supports failover of the analytics cluster by using Site Recovery Manager. In the event of a disaster, Site Recovery Manager migrates the analytics cluster nodes to the failover region.

Figure 1. Logical Design of vRealize Operations Manager Multi-Region Deployment

vRealize Operations Manager deployment include an analytics cluster and a group of remote collectors. You monitor all SDDC management products that are used in this VMware Validated Design.

Physical Design

The vRealize Operations Manager nodes run on the management pod in each region of SDDC. For information about the types of pods, see Pod Architecture.

Data Sources

vRealize Operations Manager collects data from the following virtual infrastructure and cloud management components.

  • Management pod

    • Platform Services Controller

    • vCenter Server

    • ESXi hosts

  • Shared edge and compute pod

    • Platform Services Controller

    • vCenter Server

    • ESXi hosts

  • NSX for vSphere for the management cluster and for the shared edge and compute cluster

    • NSX Manager

    • NSX Controller Instances

    • NSX Edge instances

  • vRealize Automation

    • vRealize Automation Appliance

    • vRealize IaaS Web Server

    • vRealize IaaS Management Server

    • vRealize IaaS DEM

    • vRealize Agent Servers

    • vRealize Orchestrator

    • Microsoft SQL Server

  • vRealize Log Insight

  • vRealize Operations Manager