You use vRealize Operations Manager to monitor the state of the SDDC management components in the Consolidated SDDC using dashboards. You can use the self-monitoring capability of vRealize Operations Manager and receive alerts about issues that are related to its operational state.

vRealize Operations Manager display the following administrative alerts:

System alert

A component of the vRealize Operations Manager application has failed.

Environment alert

vRealize Operations Manager has stopped receiving data from one or more resources. Such an alert might indicate a problem with system resources or network infrastructure.

Log Insight log event

The infrastructure on which vRealize Operations Manager is running has low-level issues. You can also use the log events for root cause analysis.

Custom dashboard

vRealize Operations Manager can show super metrics for data center monitoring, capacity trends and single pane of glass overview.

Table 1. Design Decisions About Monitoring vRealize Operations Manager

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

CSDDC-OPS-MON-023

Configure vRealize Operations Manager for SMTP outbound alerts.

Enables administrators and operators to receive alerts from vRealize Operations Manager by email.

You must provide vRealize Operations Manager with access to an external SMTP server.

CSDDC-OPS-MON-024

Configure vRealize Operations Manager custom dashboards.

Provides extended SDDC monitoring, capacity trends, and single pane of glass overview.

You must manually configure the dashboards.