Use intuitive and customizable dashboards, views and reports for at-a-glance access to the data required for informed, intelligent operational decisions and capacity management. Predictive analytics and smart alerts correlate multiple symptoms into meaningful warnings of potential problems - eliminating alert storms, enabling efficient cross-team collaboration, and driving proactive remediation of performance issues.
Capacity Management and Optimization
Reclaim overprovisioned capacity and increase utilization with automated resource optimization that frees you from scripts and spreadsheets. Prioritize critical workloads by defining capacity thresholds and alert conditions at a group level. Use flexible capacity modeling and project management to develop resourcing strategies according to business demand as well as SLAs.
Application-Aware Infrastructure Management
Proactively manage virtual infrastructure with a centralized operations view that gives you insight into application-to-infrastructure dependencies. Map your running compute, storage and network resources, assess and analyze dependencies, detect variances from the norm, and quickly identify root causes. Easily view health, risk, and efficiency status at the group or component level and gain operational intelligence.
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Gain in-depth visibility into applications, storage, networking and hardware across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures —from vSphere and Hyper-V, to Amazon Web Services —in one place. The unified and intuitive interface correlates the monitoring of applications and supporting storage, and connects change events with performance data. Out-of-the-box dashboards provide individualized monitoring for business-critical applications.
Open and Extensible Platform
Manage large, complex, and heterogeneous environments with an open and extensible architecture with scalability and resilience to support highly complex environments. Automated failover and replication are enabled, as is integration with domain-specific and third-party tools through Management Packs from leading application vendors.
Ensure Integrity of Disaster Recovery Plans
Improve business continuity and disaster recovery planning through automated application discovery and mapping, and by identifying the impact of infrastructure changes on your applications. Uncover overlooked dependencies between VMs and critical connections that may be missing from your disaster recovery plan, and remediate to ensure your environment is properly protected.
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Configuration and Compliance Management
Take advantage of out-of-the-box configuration and compliance policies, or customize your own. Either way, vRealize Operations streamlines enforcement— with automated workflows, Smart Alerts, simplified causal explanations and recommended actions. Policy-based automation lets you proactively enforce configuration standards, detect configuration drift early and automatically remediate violations of IT policies.
vSphere Security Hardening
Continuously ensure vSphere hardening compliance for all aspects of virtual and physical infrastructure. Detailed templates show you the posture of your environment against hundreds of hardening conditions, so you can quickly drill into non-compliant areas and remediate. Schedule compliance checking jobs to run automatically at any frequency you desire.
Enforce nonstop conformance with a broad range of standards, using ready-made compliance toolkits covering security best practices, vendor hardening guidelines from VMware and Microsoft, and regulatory mandates such as PCI, HIPAA, FISMA and SOX. Also use these out-of-the-box toolkits as a starting point to tailor your own company-specific IT standards for infrastructure management.
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