Frequently Asked Questions

VMware Aria Operations for Logs is a log analysis tool that delivers heterogeneous and highly scalable log management with intuitive, actionable dashboards, sophisticated analytics and broad third-party extensibility, providing deep operational visibility and faster troubleshooting.

Installation differs depending on whether you are using on-premises or SaaS. 

VMware Aria Operations for Logs (on-premises) is delivered as a virtual appliance that you deploy in your vSphere environment. 

For VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS), you install a Cloud Proxy and configure connections for receiving data.

Key capabilities of VMware Aria Operations for Logs include:

  • Integration with VMware Aria Operations for end-to-end operations management 
  • Built-in knowledge of vSphere and other VMware products
  • Collection and analysis all types of machine-generated log data
  • Automated alerts to pinpoint and track issues

See more key capabilities in the datasheet.

VMware Aria Operations for Logs offers lower operating expenses and higher operational efficiency. Additionally, you can maximize ROI by using it with VMware Aria Operations, bringing together best-of-breed tools for comprehensive operations management.

Use cases for VMware Aria Operations for Logs include: 

  • Real-time log management
  • Faster troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Custom queries and dashboards

VMware Aria Operations for Logs is available both on premises and as a service. In both cases it can be purchased standalone or bundled in various VMware suites. There are four licensing models: per OSI, per CPU, SaaS, or portable licensing units. For more details, see Pricing.

Today, VMware Aria Operations for Logs supports multi-cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Azure VMware Solution, Google Cloud Platform, Google Cloud VMware Engine, VMware Cloud on Dell, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, and vSphere-based on-premises private clouds.

VMware Aria Operations for Logs is available worldwide.

VMware Aria Operations for Logs is consumed on premises, while VMware Aria Operations for Logs Cloud is offered as a service (SaaS). Both provide insights and root cause analysis across your private clouds. VMware Aria Operations for Logs Cloud additionally provides unified visibility across public clouds.

VMware Aria Operations for Logs provides unified visibility across IT environments through robust log aggregation, analytics, and faster root cause determination. It adds structure to unstructured log data and delivers faster troubleshooting across VMware environments. For more information, see the datasheet.

When consumed on-premises, VMware Aria Operations for Logs is distributed as a virtual appliance in OVA file format. For requirements, see the product documentation.

VMware Aria Operations for Logs is accessed using a web browser. We recommend using the latest Chrome or Firefox browsers for the best experience with VMware Aria Operations for Logs.

Logs are collected and processed from VMware environments in real-time.

10 user-defined partitions are supported.

If a partition is no longer needed, it can decommission it. Once a partition is decommissioned, the data in the partition remains in your account and can be searched, but the partition cannot be re-configured. Decommissioned partitions will be deleted post data retention days set for that partition.

Yes, data may be moved between different partition types. By doing so, there will be a charge for re-ingesting the data again by the associated storage costs of the selected partition type.

Non VMware Aria Universal Suite subscriptions - overages are calculated at VMware Aria Operations for Logs on-demand rate.
VMware Aria Universal Suite subscriptions - overages are calculated at VMware Aria Universal Suite purchased edition or subscription rate. Refer here (https://www.vmware.com/products/aria-universal-suite.html) for details around VMware Aria Universal Suite pricing.

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