The Intelligent Operations use case provides step-by-step guidance for performing proactive monitoring procedures to IT operations teams according to best practices from VMware.

The use case includes components at the foundation and operations management layer.

Figure 1. Components of VMware Validated Design for Intelligent Operations


VMware Validated Design for Intelligent Operations is based on the products that build the foundation and operations management layers of the SDDC stack

Foundation Components

At the foundation layer, the use case includes the following components.

vSphere

As the base layer, ESXi and vCenter Server support infrastructure virtualization.

NSX for vSphere

NSX for vSphere supports the network infrastructure and flexible security policies for the use case. The resulting data center supports isolation and segmentation, with drastically improved security.

Operations Management Layer

At the operations management layer, the use case includes the following components.

vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Operations Manager streamlines and automates the centralized monitoring and proactive VM placement across the SDDC. You can deliver intelligent operations management from applications to infrastructure across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight supports log management features that enable you to view and analyze logs by using customizable dashboards.

You can use the Launch in Context capability of these components to access vRealize Log Insight events and dashboards from within the operations interface of vRealize Operations Manager.