A custom data center is an object type specific to vRealize Operations Manager that provides capacity analytics and capacity badge computations based on the objects it contains. You create a custom datacenter object and add inventory objects to it.

Where You Create or Edit a Custom Datacenter

To create a custom data center, in the left pane click Environment, click the Custom Datacenters tab, and click the plus sign.

To edit a selected custom data center, click to the right of the custom data center name, and click the pencil. To use an existing custom data center as a template, click to the right of the custom data center name, and click the clone icon.

Table 1. Add and Edit Custom Datacenters Configuration Options




Descriptive name of the custom data center.


Meaningful description for the custom data center. Provide specific information that other users must know about this custom data center.


Lists the objects in your environment. Select the check box for each object to add to the custom data center.

You can add vCenter Server instances, vSphere data centers, vSphere clusters, and ESXi hosts.

When you add an object, the hierarchical children of that object become part of the custom data center. An object can belong to multiple custom data centers.