vRealize Operations Manager includes a page where you can add and manage solutions, which include the adapters that connect to the data to monitor and manage.

How Solutions Work

Solutions can include content and adapters. vRealize Operations Manager uses adapters to manage communication and integration with other products, applications, and functions.

Where You Find Solutions

In the menu, click Administration and in the left pane click Solutions.

Data Collection Notifications

The Data Collection icon on the menu provides quick access to status and critical notifications related to data collections. The icon indicates whether notifications exist, and whether any of them are critical.

The list displays notifications about the data collections that are in progress, and indicates whether any of them have critical issues. The list groups the data collection notifications that are in progress into a single entry at the bottom of the list. To view the details about a collection, expand the notification.

Each notification displays the status of the last or current data collection, the associated adapter instance, and the time since the collection completed or an issue was identified. You can click a notification to open the Solutions page, where you can see further details, and manage adapter instances.

If problems occur with the data collections, vRealize Operations Manager identifies those problems during each 5-minute collection cycle.

Failed Solution Installation

If a solution installation fails, plug-ins related to the solution might appear in the Plug-ins page of vRealize Operations Manager, even though the solution is not installed and does not appear on the Solutions page. When the solution installation fails, reinstall the solution.

Solutions Options

The solutions list includes a toolbar of options.

Table 1. Solutions Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Add

Start a wizard to find, upload, license, and install a solution PAK file.

Configure

Open a window in which you control settings such as network addresses or credentials that allow the solution to connect to data. Configuration varies by solution.

Remove solution

Click to remove the selected solution. If the solution is designed for vRealize Operations Manager 6.6, the adapter and all its associated data is removed.

For solutions that have not been designed for vRealize Operations Manager 6.6, all deployed adapter instances, metadata, and data including alert and symptom definitions is removed. Content such as the solution dashboards, views, reports, and metric configurations is not removed.

Show

Filter the list of solutions to show configured, unconfigured, or all solutions.

The solutions data grid is a list of solutions that were added. You must configure solution components so that vRealize Operations Manager can collect data.

Table 2. Solutions Data Grid Options

Option

Description

Name

Name that the vendor or manufacturer gave to the solution.

Description

Typically, an indication of what the solution monitors or what data source its adapter connects to.

Version

Version and build number identifiers of the solution.

Provided By

Vendor or manufacturer that created the solution.

Licensing

Indicates that the solution requires a license.

Adapter Status

Indicates the status of the solution. Data receiving shows that the solution is collecting data.

The details area includes a toolbar of options.

Table 3. Solution Details Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Start Collecting

Turn on data collection through the selected adapter.

Stop Collecting

Do not collect data through the selected adapter.

Reload

Refresh the list of details.

The details data grid displays additional information for the selected solution.

Table 4. Solution Details Data Grid Options

Option

Description

Adapter Type

Name that the vendor or manufacturer gave to the adapter.

Adapter Instance Name

Name that the installing user gave to this unique installation of the adapter.

Credential Name

Name that the installing user gave to the set of login credentials used to connect to the data source.

Collector

Indicates where vRealize Operations Manager is receiving the collected data. Typically, the name combines the adapter and the vRealize Operations Manager node names.

Collection State

Indicates whether the adapter is enabled for data collection.

Collection Status

Indicates whether the adapter has collected any data.