You can use your on-premises vRealize Operations Manager to manage and monitor your cloud infrastructure on VMware Cloud by simply adding your VMware Cloud based vCenter Server into vRealize Operations Manager. You can extend the current set of monitoring, troubleshooting, optimization, and remediation processes of vRealize Operations Manager on to VMware Cloud. It provides you with a hybrid view of your environment.

Prerequisites

  • A VPN or a direct connection to set up the bidirectional access between the nodes and remote collectors of vRealize Operations Manager on-premises and VMware Cloud.
  • Scale the existing vRealize Operations Manager cluster before adding the new VMware Cloud SDDC sites. To get the appropriate sizing, see vRealize Operations Manager Online Sizer.

Known Limitations

  • Google manages the compliance of Google Cloud VMware Engine hosts. Ignore the compliance alerts for Google Cloud VMware Engine hosts.
  • Management VMs are hidden from end-user visibility, hence their CPU and memory utilization are not included in the utilization of hosts, clusters, and upper level objects. As a result, the utilization of hosts and clusters may appear lower than expected and capacity remaining may appear higher than expected.
  • Cost calculation is not supported on Google Cloud VMware Engine. Ignore all the cost metrics.
  • The end-user on the vCenter Server on Google Cloud VMware Engine has limited privileges. In-guest memory collection using VMware tools is not supported with virtual machines. Active and consumed memory utilizations continue to work in this case.
  • You cannot log in to vRealize Operations Manager using the credentials of the vCenter Server on Google Cloud VMware Engine.
  • The vCenter Server on Google Cloud VMware Engine does not support the vRealize Operations Manager plugin.
  • Workload optimization including pDRS and host-based business intent is not supported because the end-user does not have respective privileges to manage cluster configurations.