Its ability to monitor and collect data on objects in your systems environment makes vRealize Operations Manager a critical tool in maintaining system uptime and ensuring ongoing good health for all system resources from virtual machines to applications to storage - across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures.

Following are examples of objects that can be monitored.

  • vCenter Server

  • Virtual machines

  • Servers/hosts

  • Compute resources

  • Resource pools

  • Data centers

  • Storage components

  • Switches

  • Port groups

  • Datastores

Adapters – Key to Object Discovery

vRealize Operations Manager collects data and metrics from objects using adapters, the central components of management packs, which in turn make up vRealize Operations Manager solutions. When you configure the vSphere Solution, for example, you create adapter instances customized for your environment with unique names, port numbers, and so on. You must create an adapter instance for each vCenter Server in your deployment.

Locate existing adapters in the UI as follows: Home > Administration > Solutions.

As shown in the screenshot, the Solutions screen lists available solutions at the top of the screen. When you select a solution, the available adapters appear in the lower half of the screen. Existing adapter instances related to each adapter are listed in the second column.

For complete information on configuring management packs and adapters, see Connecting vRealize Operations Manager to Data Sources

When you create a new adapter instance, it begins discovering and collecting data from the objects designated by the adapter, and notes the relationships between them. Now you can begin to manage your objects.