VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ automates operations management using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management. It is available in four editions:

Edition Foundation Standard Advanced Enterprise
Description vSphere Performance and Health vSphere Monitoring, Performance and Capacity Optimization Virtual and Physical Infrastructure Operations, including Monitoring, Performance, Capacity and Configuration Management Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Operation, including OS- and Application-Level Monitoring, Performance, Capacity and Configuration Management
vCenter Operations Management Suite Components
vCenter Operations Manager* Yes Yes Yes Yes
vCenter Configuration Manager* Yes Yes
vCenter Hyperic* Yes Yes
vCenter Infrastructure Navigator Yes Yes
Key Features and Capabilities
Operational Visibility and Management
Proactive smart alerts Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intelligent operations groups Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comprehensive operations dashboards Yes Yes Yes
Flexible operations policies Yes Yes Yes
Automated workflow triggers Yes Yes Yes
Operational compliance views Yes Yes
Customizable dashboards Yes Yes
Performance Monitoring and Analytics
vSphere health monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self-learning performance analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic thresholds Yes Yes Yes
Root cause analysis and recommendations Yes Yes Yes
Monitoring of OS Resources (CPU, disk, memory, network)** Yes Yes
Extensible with data feeds from 3 rd party storage and network monitoring tools*** Yes Yes
Monitoring of middleware, applications and databases (Full vCenter Hyperic) Yes
Extensible with data feeds from 3 rd party OS and app monitoring tools**** Yes
Capacity Management
Capacity Metering and Trending Yes Yes Yes
Right-sizing and resource optimization Yes Yes Yes
Scenarios and Modeling Yes Yes Yes
Alerting and Reporting Yes Yes Yes
Change, Configuration and Compliance Management
vSphere hardening, change, configuration and regulatory compliance
Yes Yes
OS-level change, configuration and patch management Yes
OS-level regulatory compliance content packs (PCI, HIPAA, SOX, etc.)*****
Yes
Application Dependency Mapping
Automated Discovery Yes Yes
Naming and Versioning Yes Yes
Relationship Visualization Yes Yes

* Actual capabilities may vary by edition.
** vCenter Hyperic in Advanced edition includes Platform plug-ins for Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX (EULA restricted). Full vCenter Hyperic is included in Enterprise edition.
*** For complete 3 rd party adapter list, please visit https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store .
**** Enterprise edition includes Regulatory Compliance for the guest-OS level or physical servers.

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