The SDDC contains VMware products for network, storage, and cloud management. You can monitor and perform diagnostics on all of them in vRealize Operations Manager by using management packs.

Table 1. vRealize Operations Manager Management Packs in VMware Validated Design

Management Pack

Installed by Default

Management Pack for VMware vCenter Server

X

Management Pack for NSX for vSphere

Management Pack for vSAN

X

Management Pack for Storage Devices

Management Pack for vRealize Log Insight

X

Management Pack for vRealize Automation

X

Management Pack for vRealize Business for Cloud

X

Table 2. Design Decisions About Management Packs for vRealize Operations Manager

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

CSDDC-OPS-MON-025

Install the following management packs:

  • Management Pack for NSX for vSphere

  • Management Pack for Storage Devices

Provides additional granular monitoring for all virtual infrastructure and cloud management applications.

You do not have to install the following management packs because they are installed by default in vRealize Operations Manager:

  • Management Pack for VMware vCenter Server

  • Management Pack for vRealize Log Insight

  • Management Pack for vSAN

  • Management Pack for vRealize Automation

  • Management Pack for vRealize Business for Cloud

You must install and configure each non-default management pack manually.

CSDDC-OPS-MON-026

Configure the following management pack adapter instances to the default collector group:

  • vRealize Automation

  • vRealize Business for Cloud

Provides monitoring of components during a failover after scaling to a multi- region deployment.

The load on the analytics cluster, though minimal, increases.

CSDDC-OPS-MON-027

Configure the following management pack adapter instances to use the remote collector group:

  • vCenter Server

  • NSX for vSphere

  • Network Devices

  • Storage Devices

  • vSAN

  • vRealize Log Insight

Offloads data collection for local management components from the analytics cluster.

None.