vRealize Operations components#
The vRealize Operations virtual appliance is registered with VMware vCenter® and collects metrics from the vCenter objects.
Management packs are add-ons to vRealize Operations that are installed by Rackspace. They extend the capabilities of the metrics collected by vRealize Operations for applications and systems that are not metered by the default vRealize Operations installation.
The following set of management packs are installed in vRealize Operations by default:
- Management Pack for vSAN
- Management Pack for NSX for vSphere
The following management packs are installed only if the corresponding optional add-on services for RPC-VMware are deployed in the private cloud:
- Management Pack for vRealize Automation
- vCloud Director Management Pack
Endpoint Operations Managment agents#
Endpoint Operations Management agents are enabled by a management pack that you can install in the OS of VMs to collect specific metrics that are fed to management packs in vRealize Operations. The agents are Java-based agents that are installed directly on the VM. The agents feed metrics to the vRealize Operations appliance, which enables a deeper view into objects or applications.
The Endpoint Operations Management agents use Java. Rackspace provides both the Java and non-Java versions of the agent installation packages. If you have an application that depends on a certain version of Java, take this into consideration when you are deciding whether to install the Java agent or the non-Java agent.