VMware vRealize Operations delivers self-driving IT operations management from apps to infrastructure to optimize, plan and scale hybrid cloud and HCI deployments while unifying multi-cloud monitoring. Powered by AI/ML, it helps IT run production operations hands-off and hassle-free with a unified operations platform, delivering continuous performance optimization, efficient capacity management, proactive planning, intelligent remediation and integrated compliance.
Customers can trust self-driving operations for their most demanding applications from the market leader as ranked by IDC for three consecutive years.
Self-driving operations is connected to deep data and market leading automation, so that IT has confidence the performance and costs are optimized accurately and according to business intent.
Customers can fix problems at the speed of light with intelligent analytics run on structured and unstructured data connected to a broad ecosystem of applications and infrastructure.
Customers prefer native instrumentation, designed by the same engineering teams, which works together seamlessly with vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS and vSAN.
Continuous Performance Optimization
Efficient Capacity and Cost Management
Thousands of customers across industries worldwide modernize their data centers to optimize for performance, availability, and cost. Discover how these customers streamline and automate IT operations across physical, virtual and cloud environments with VMware’s self-driving IT operations management solutions.
vRealize Operations improves application performance, prevents business disruptions and makes IT more efficient.
Assure application performance at minimal cost, driven by operational and business intent with real-time ML-based predictive analytics driving actions to automatically balance workloads and proactively avoid contention.
Automatically and continuously balance workloads across clusters based on business and operational intent for virtual machines in private cloud or in VMware Cloud on AWS. Optimize workload balancing for cost savings, performance, compliance, software license management or consolidation. Continuously verify workload performance against defined intent, applying predictive analytics to project future requirements, and balance workloads automatically or schedule balancing in a convenient maintenance window.
Integrate vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation for initial placement and on-going placement to meet utilization and business intent, sharing common constructs to deliver next-gen Cloud Management Platform.
Create placement zones across hosts regardless of cluster boundaries to optimize placement and balancing of workloads based on software license enforcement, tiers and other tags. Apply business intent to VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and automate DRS management.
Optimize performance of vSAN clusters through workload balancing that is resync, slack space and storage policy aware.
Avoid contention by combining predictive analytics from vRealize Operations with VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). Analyze and predict future demand or contention and proactively move workloads to avoid the issues.
Reduce risk and enforce IT and regulatory standards with integrated compliance and automated drift remediation.
Enable security configuration for vSphere with out-of-the box cluster, host and VM compliance dashboards.
Measure vSphere compliance stature against common templates like DISA, FISMA, ISO, CIS, PCI and HIPAA, or create custom compliance standards.
Automate drift remediation with out-of-the-box workflows and vRealize Orchestrator integration.
vRealize Operations offers multiple deployment options to support your business innovation
vRealize Operations is available as an on-premises software or as a cloud service. The cloud service, called vRealize Operations Cloud, which is in technical preview, offers full feature parity with the traditional product but all the benefits of software as a service, such as reduced operational overhead, automatic updates, fixes and upgrades, and faster access to new features and innovation.
Manage large and complex environments in one place with federated views across multiple and geographically dispersed data centers.
Continuous availability provides the ability to stretch a vRealize Operations cluster across fault domains, which will allow a vRealize Operations cluster to survive the failure of a fault domain, assuring uninterrupted operations view.
Reduce cost and improve efficiency with real-time ML-based capacity analytics correlated with cost analytics, improving utilization and consolidation while proactively planning for future.
Reclaim overprovisioned capacity, right-size virtual machines and increase consolidation while honoring business and operational intent. Real-time predictive capacity analytics provide proactive alerting based on capacity usage and demand. They also deliver actionable recommendations that include reclamation, as well as compute and storage procurement options.
Combine capacity analytics with costing information to easily understand and track how operational efficiency and capacity management drive cost efficiency. Understand total cost of ownership, get fine-grained savings opportunities, and showback and chargeback reports for private cloud. Get insights, natively, into costs and billing for VMware Cloud on AWS and extend costing visibility to public clouds through integration with Cloud Health by VMware.
Use flexible capacity modeling to develop resourcing strategies and what-if scenarios across hyperconverged, hybrid and multi cloud environments. Advanced capacity planning provides the ability to model best fit for new workloads, plan hardware procurement, compare costs across multiple data centers and plan migration to VMware Cloud on AWS. Evaluate the cost of deploying workloads in a private cloud and compare that with the cost of other public cloud environments, such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
Predict, prevent and troubleshoot faster with actionable insights correlating metrics and logs. Streamline and centralize IT operations with native SDDC integrations, multi-cloud monitoring and a highly scalable and extensible platform.
Get a unified IT operations view into applications and infrastructure health for anomaly detections and expedited root cause analysis. Visualize and correlate key performance indicators, metrics, events and logs and get actionable workflows to troubleshoot quickly. Enable proactive remediation of performance problems through advanced predictive analytics. Gain insight into application-to-infrastructure dependencies to simplify change impact analysis and troubleshooting.
Create custom dashboards, reports and views to visualize unique workflows across infrastructure, operations and applications teams. Easily share information for better team collaboration.
Troubleshoot smarter with 360-degree troubleshooting using metrics and logs side by side and in context. Integration of vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight brings structured data (such as metrics and key performance indicators) and unstructured data (such as log files) together for faster root-cause analysis.
Operationalize and scale VMware hybrid cloud with native integrations with vCenter, vSAN, VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Cloud on AWS, for monitoring and troubleshooting as well as capacity and cost management and workload balancing. Take advantage of centralized management of multi-site and stretched vSAN clusters with advanced troubleshooting, proactive alerting and visibility from virtual machines to disk.
Combine native VMware hybrid cloud integrations with management packs for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS for unified monitoring and troubleshooting across a multi-cloud environment.
Empower IT and application owners to triage and resolve issues faster. vRealize Operations easily and automatically discovers virtual machines and apps, deploys agents with full lifecycle management capabilities and collects the required metrics for monitoring and troubleshooting for common packed applications. Relationships between applications and infrastructure are mapped by vRealize Operations to provide visualization of the full stack and decrease time-to-identify root cause of performance and availability issues.
Manage large, complex, heterogeneous, hybrid environments with an open and extensible architecture with scalability and resilience. Deploy domain-specific Management Packs from VMware and third-party hardware and application vendors.
For a complete feature-level version comparison, please see the Self-Driving Operations Datasheet.
1VMware Configuration Manager is no longer included in vRealize Operations Standalone Advanced and Enterprise editions. It is also not included in vRealize or vCloud Suites. VMware Configuration Manager is available as a separate standalone offering.
2May require VMware or third-party management packs. A full catalog of vRealize Operations management packs can be found here.
VMware vRealize Operations delivers self-driving operations from apps to infrastructure to optimize, plan, and scale hybrid cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments while unifying multi-cloud monitoring. See the vRealize Operations Datasheet to learn more.
According to a Forrester report, vRealize Operations led to improved visibility, optimized performance and capacity, and faster remediation for enterprises that deployed it. These organizations experienced a total ROI of 303 percent, including:
Use our ROI estimation calculator to estimate the potential ROI for your organization.
vRealize Operations Manager is supported for installation on the following Linux versions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, starting with version 6.5.
vRealize Operations Manager is supported for installation on the following Windows versions:
For details and configuration requirements, read the Installation and Configuration guide.
The components for running vRealize Operations—analytics nodes, witness nodes, and remote collectors—have various hardware requirements. Detailed hardware specifications are available in the vRealize Operations documentation.
The vRealize Operations Hands-on Lab is a free evaluation that allows you to test-drive the full technical capabilities of vRealize Operations from your browser, with no installation required.
Training courses in classroom, live online, and self-paced on-demand formats, as well as free eLearning courses, are available in VMware Education. A variety of courses are available for vRealize Operations, enabling you to take advantage of all its features and functions and get the most out of your vRealize environment.
Product documentation for vRealize Operations is available in VMware Docs.
vRealize Operations is available standalone and bundled with various VMware suites. Refer to the edition comparison table to understand the different product editions. There are three licensing models.
VMware vRealize Configuration Manager is no longer included in vRealize Operations Advanced or Enterprise editions. It is also not included in vRealize or vCloud Suites. vRealize Configuration Manager is available as a separate standalone offering.