The architecture of the products of the operations management layer supports centralized monitoring of and logging data about the other solutions in the SDDC. You use this architecture to deliver core operational procedures in the data center.

In the operations management layer, the physical infrastructure, virtual infrastructure and tenant workloads are monitored in real time, collecting the following information for intelligent and dynamic operational management:

  • Monitoring data, such as structured (metrics) and unstructured (logs) data

  • Topology data, such as physical and virtual compute, networking, and storage objects

Figure 1. Operations Management Layer in the SDDC