Frequently Asked Questions

VMware Aria Operations is a unified, AI-powered self-driving IT operations management platform for private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. VMware Aria Operations is offered as a cloud or on-premise offering.

To upgrade to the latest release of  VMware Aria Operations, visit the VMware Aria Operations Upgrade Center.

To set up and install VMware Aria Operations, deploy the VMware Aria Operations Manager virtual appliance once for each cluster node, then access the product to finish setting up the application. For detailed instructions, visit the documentation center.

VMware Aria Operations is available both on premises and as a service, and can be purchased standalone or bundled in a suite. There are four licensing models: PLUs (for vCloud Suite and VMware Aria Suite), per processor with unlimited VMs, per virtual machine or OSI instance, and SaaS. See Pricing for more.

VMware Aria Operations delivers continuous performance optimization, efficient capacity and cost management, intelligent remediation, and integrated compliance. For more details, please download the datasheet.

Self-driving operations is a strategy for automating and simplifying operations management that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help your IT team be more proactive and agile. AI/ML-driven operations management provides comprehensive data and policy-based control, optimization, remediation, and compliance, leveraging advanced analytics with AI/ML intelligence.

You can configure, investigate, and resolve problems with enhanced search capabilities and the troubleshooting workbench in VMware Aria Operations Manager to meet your environment needs. For more information, see the documentation center. For community created custom dashboards, visit VMware {code}.

VMware Aria Operations is available as a service or on-prem, offering you a choice of deployment models to manage your VMware Cloud and multi-cloud environment. Deploying as a service gives you flexibility and ensures that you have all of the latest features and functionality. Currently, VMware Aria Operations deployed as a service offers all the features of VMware Aria Operations Enterprise edition. If you are looking to deploy on-prem and as a service, check out VMware Aria Universal Suite.

It is available globally in eight languages and hosted in seven regions. For the complete list, visit the VMware Global Infrastructure Services Map > “VMware Aria Operations”.

VMware Aria Operations supports VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and vSphere-based on-premises private clouds.

Yes, VMware Aria Operations helps federate across several different environments to easily onboard and manage multiple data centers from a single point.

You can export your custom content, such as dashboards, super metrics and more, from your on-premises environment and import it into VMware Aria Operations. In addition, you can leverage the Subscription Upgrade Program for up to 25% off list price. See the FAQ for more. To utilize both on-premises and SaaS, see VMware Aria Universal Suite.

Organizations that would like to improve operational efficiency across hybrid cloud environments while reducing CapEx will benefit from VMware Aria Operations. Additionally, organizations that have deployed VMware vSphere or vSAN will benefit from unified visibility.

There are 150+ management packs, workflows, agents, custom dashboards, etc. available from VMware or third parties. VMware Aria Operations comes with native management packs for VMware SDDC and other Aria technologies such as NSX, vSAN, Aria Automation, etc. For more, see VMware Aria Operations for Integrations.

VMware Aria Operations uses TLS for encrypting data in transit and the AWS Key Management System for data at rest.

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