The NFVI Operations Management components are a functional block in the Management pod. These components are responsible for providing and extending full visibility to fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security (FCAPS) of the NFVI, and when needed the Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). The VMware implementation of the vCloud NFV platform expands the capabilities of this functional block by offering business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities. Disaster recovery is discussed in the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery section of this document.

For the vCloud NFV platform, the NFVI Operations Management tasks are delivered by using the components listed in Table 3. All components are deployed in the Management pod.

Table 1. NFVI Operations Management Components

Component Name

Description

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

VMware vRealize Operations Manager handles performance and capacity management of the NFVI and VIM components. It is the primary network operations center (NOC) NFVI management console.

VMware vRealize Log Insight

VMware vRealize Log Insight provides real-time log management and log analysis with machine learning-based intelligent grouping, high-performance search, and targeted troubleshooting across physical, virtual, and cloud environments

VMware vRealize Network Insight

VMware vRealize Network Insight provides visibility and analytics into the networking aspects of the NFVI. It monitors network performance and availability across virtual and physical networks, provides visibility into network communication between VNF Components, and extends visibility into external network paths, Internet access, and VXLAN.