The architecture of the operations management layer in the consolidated SDDC includes management components that provide support for the main types of operations in an SDDC. You can perform monitoring, logging, backup and restore, and disaster recovery.

Within the operations layer, the physical underlying infrastructure and the virtual management and tenant workloads are monitored in real-time, collecting information in the form of structured (metrics) and unstructured (logs) data, along with SDDC topology, in the form of physical and virtual compute, networking storage resources objects, which are key in intelligent and dynamic operational management. The operations layer consists primarily of monitoring, logging, backup and restore, disaster recovery and security compliance adherence, ensuring that service management, business continuity, and security areas are met within the SDDC.

Figure 1. Operations Layer in the SDDC