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The vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App

This post is about the features of the vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App for vCloud Director. I’ll talk about the features of the tenant app in this post and dive into its metering capabilities in the next one.

Introduction – vRealize Operations Manager

So, first a brief intro into vRealize Operations Manager (vROPs). vROPs is an operations management tool that provides intelligent visibility into vSphere environments. At a high level, it provides reports and insights on the health, efficiency, and risk of your environment and is every IT admin’s dream solution.

Below is the typical dashboard of vROPS. You can see that it shows sections for optimizing datacenters, optimizing capacity, total savings opportunities, troubleshooting and compliance & benchmarks

vROPs Tenant App for vCloud Director

VMware vCloud Director has an integration with vROPs. This integration is done through the vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App for vCloud Director. This app basically exposes vCloud director tenants to the features of vROPs. This means tenants and their users can benefit from the performance metrics that are inherent in vROPs. They also have access to various dashboards to view the overall resource distribution in their organization including VMs, vApps, Organization vDCs and other metrics.

From the various dashboards, tenants can also view performance issues and perform root cause analysis and other troubleshooting tasks without escalating to the service provider.

The image below shows the “Organization Overview” dashboard for the T1 organization. From this dashboard, you can see the number of organization vDCs, the number of vApps, VMs, running VMs, and the total cost of these components.

Below the “Organization Summary”, you have the “Capacity Overview” which shows the limits, used, and free capacity of the three main resources.

Right under the Capacity Overview section, you’ll see the “System Status” area which lists out the issues in order of criticality.

The next two sections show the vApps and vDC utilization summary. From here you can see the top 5 vApps by memory, CPU and storage. You can also see the same for the vDCs. That is the top 5 vDC by memory, CPU and storage.

That’s it for the features. In the next post, I’ll talk about metering and how to configure that and set pricing policies.

See you in the next one…

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