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


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

Known Limitations

  • Only migration planning and add/remove workload scenarios with VMware Cloud are supported.
  • The compliance workflows in vRealize Operations work for virtual machines running on a vCenter Server in VMware Cloud on AWS. The compliance checks for VMware management objects such Hosts, vCenter, and so on, are not available.
  • Workload optimization including pDRS and host-based business intent does not work because VMware managers cluster configurations.
  • Workload optimization for the cross cluster placement within the SDDC with the cluster-based business intent is fully supported with vRealize Operations. However, workload optimization is not aware of resource pools and places the virtual machines at the cluster level. A user can manually correct this in the vCenter Server interface.
  • VMware Cloud does not support vRealize Operations plugin.
  • You cannot log in to vRealize Operations using your VMware Cloud vCenter Server credentials.