The VMware vCenter Operations Manager vApp integrates with the vSphere Web Client to provide a high-level overview of the health and performance of vSphere objects.

A default installation of the vSphere Web Client includes a shortcut to deploying and configuring vCenter Operations Manager. On the Home tab of the vSphere Web Client, you can click the vCenter Operations Manager button to start the deployment and configuration process. The deployment wizard is pre-configured with a URL address for the OVF template. You need a My VMware account to download the template and deploy the vApp.

You can also install vCenter Operations Manager by downloading and deploying the vApp manually.

Problems that occur during deployment of the vApp by using the shortcut in the vSphere Web Client return error messages, which appear in the OVF deployment wizard.

Configuration steps and installation requirements are identical for both approaches of installing vCenter Operations Manager. See vApp Deployment and Configuration Guide.

After deployment and configuration,vCenter Operations Manager can be monitored in the vSphere Web Client interface. See Using Badges to Monitor Objects in the Virtual Environment.