Self-Driving IT Operations Management

VMware vRealize Operations delivers self-driving IT operations management for private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments in a unified, AI-powered platform.

Offering full-stack visibility from physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure – including VMs and containers – to the applications they support, vRealize Operations provides continuous performance optimization, efficient capacity and cost planning and management, app-aware intelligent remediation, and integrated compliance. 

vRealize Operations is available on premises and SaaS.

Self-driving Operations for the Modern Cloud Era

Now delivered on-premises or as a service, vRealize Operations meets modern IT needs including multi-cloud and containers.

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Kubernetes Monitoring in vRealize Operations

Kubernetes has become the standard for cloud-native container orchestration. Find out how to monitor Kubernetes deployments anywhere with vRealize Operations.

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The Gorilla Guide to Maximizing VMware vRealize Operations

Monitor and troubleshoot from infrastructure to applications across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, on-premises or SaaS.

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Part of the vRealize Cloud Universal

Explore our SaaS management suite that combines automation, operations, and log analytics on-premises and SaaS into a single license.

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Introducing vRealize True Visibility Suite

Extend vRealize Operations to monitor heterogeneous environments and make intelligent management decisions. 

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Why Choose vRealize Operations

Proven solution from the market leader

Trust self-driving operations for your most demanding applications from the IDC market leader for four consecutive years.

Flexible consumption

Use vRealize Operations on premises or as a cloud service. Consume standalone, as part of vRealize Suite, or by subscription through vRealize Cloud Universal.

Holistic hybrid cloud monitoring and troubleshooting

Fix problems at the speed of light with AI-driven predictive analytics run on structured and unstructured data connected to a broad ecosystem of applications and infrastructure.

Native Console Built for the SDDC and vSphere

Enjoy native instrumentation, designed by the same engineering teams, which works together seamlessly with vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and vSAN.

Unmatched operational agility

Get federated views across multiple and geographically dispersed data centers and across multiple vRealize Operations or vRealize Operations Cloud instances.

What’s New in vRealize Operations 8.2 & 8.3?  

Continuous Performance Optimization

Integrated Compliance

Intelligent Remediation

  • vRealize Network Insight app discovery
  • Enhanced Kubernetes integration with support for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and Openshift
  • Log-metric correlation; log dashboard widget
  • Management pack enhancements – AWS, VxRail, NSX-T, Skyline, SNMP
  • New Flowgate management pack for facility systems and IT data
  • Metric correlation expansion
  • Simplified policy management workflows
  • Enhanced dashboard management; OOTB dashboard content improvements

Efficient Capacity and Cost Management

  • Improvements in pricing & costing engine, including daily VM cost granularity
  • Improvement in metering capabilities
  • Pricing support for non-vRealize Automation workloads, including VMware Cloud on AWS

SaaS-Exclusives (only available with vRealize Operations Cloud)

  • 15x faster data collection
  • APM tool integration
  • Management pack for VMware Horizon

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A Day in the Life of IT Operations

Get out of firefighting mode and get ahead of the next crisis.

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Introducing the vRealize Operations Management Pack for Horizon

Gain end-to-end visibility for your Horizon VDI Environment and SDDC Infrastructure.

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Upgrade to vRealize Operations 8.3

Learn why and how to upgrade to the latest version. It's quick and easy.

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Demo: vRealize Operations Cloud

See how easy it is to deploy SaaS for improved agility and scalability.

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Customer Success

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 our self-driving IT operations management solutions.

Boost Operational Efficiency with Hybrid Cloud Operations

“VMware vRealize Operations Cloud works smoothly, without my influence. I get a message before an upgrade, then it happens automatically. A few minutes later, I get another saying everything is finished. I’m saving up to 10 hours a month on upgrades and troubleshooting. That’s success to me.”
– Stephan Wiechert, IT System Specialist, Borse Stuttgart

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Game Changing Solution Transforms Automotive Business

"We saved about $1.5M with vRealize Operations helping us identify old hardware, appliances, and storage that’s not being used… what we can leverage, what we need to buy, and what we don’t need to buy."
– Emilio Salguera, Principal Technical Architect, Cox Automotive

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Organizations Leading the Way with Self-Driving Operations

Learn from organizations that are using self-driving operations management to increase efficiency, save costs, and provide higher quality services. Leading organizations share their stories about how vRealize Operations delivers tangible, accelerated business value.

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vRealize Operations improves application performance, prevents business disruptions, and makes IT more efficient.

Kubernetes Monitoring – What and Why

Kubernetes is the future. Read how the world of infrastructure monitoring needs to adapt to thrive in a modern application world.

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Kubernetes Monitoring – How

vRealize Operations is the only tool providing unified discovery, monitoring, and troubleshooting for VMs and containers. Learn how to get started.

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vRealize Operations for VMware Cloud Foundation

Deploy vRealize Operations with VMware Cloud Foundation for a unified hybrid cloud control plane.

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vRealize Operations with Native vSAN Integration

Build the foundation for modern infrastructure with vRealize Operations and vSAN.

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vRealize Operations for VMware Cloud on AWS

Get a unified hybrid cloud management experience with vRealize Operations and VMware Cloud on AWS.

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Use Cases for vRealize Operations

Continuous Performance Optimization

Assure hybrid cloud performance at minimal cost. Driven by operational and business intent, real-time predictive analytics and AI drive actions to automatically balance workloads and proactively avoid contention. Automate workload balancing and placement to VMware Cloud Foundation, vSAN, or VMware Cloud on AWS.

Efficient Capacity and Cost Management

Reduce cost and improve efficiency with real-time, ML-based capacity and cost analytics, delivering optimal consolidation and proactive planning. Using a real-time, forward-looking capacility analytics engine, vRealize Operations can predict future demand and provide actionable recommendations that include reclamation, procurement, and cloud migration planning options.

Intelligent Remediation

Predict, prevent, and troubleshoot faster with actionable insights correlating metrics and logs with unified visibility from applications to infrastructure. Streamline and centralize IT operations with native integrations with VMware Cloud Foundation, vSphere 7 with Tanzu, vSAN, VMware Cloud on AWS, and multiple public clouds, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

Integrated Compliance

Reduce risk and enforce IT regulatory standards for VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Cloud on AWS with integrated compliance and automated drift remediation. Ensure your environment’s adherence to common requirements with six out-of-the-box compliance templates—including those for PCI, HIPAA, or SOX—or create your own custom templates.

Getting Started

The Gorilla Guide to Maximizing VMware vRealize Operations  

Learn how maximize the value of IT infrastructure across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.


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Try Lightning Hands-on Lab  

Explore what's new in vRealize Operations in just 30 minutes, no installation required.


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Decide Between On Premises and SaaS  

Learn more about vRealize Operations Cloud for hands-off and hassle-free production operations.



Evaluate Your ROI  

Learn how to achieve 303% ROI with a payback period in under three months.


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Evaluate Hybrid Cloud Management Vendors  

Forrester names VMware a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q4 2020.

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  Standalone Licensing
Standard Per Virtual Machine (VM)/ Per Processor (CPU)
Advanced Per Operating System Instance (OSI)/Per Processor (CPU)
Enterprise Per Operating System Instance (OSI)/Per Processor (CPU)
  Available in On-premises License Suite
Standard N/A
Advanced VMware vRealize Suite/vCloud Suite Standard, Advanced (PLU)
Enterprise VMware vRealize Suite/vCloud Suite Enterprise (PLU)
  Available in SaaS Suite:
Standard N/A
Advanced VMware vCloud Suite Subscription / vRealize Cloud Universal Standard, Advanced
Enterprise VMware vCloud Suite Subscription / vRealize Cloud Universal Enterprise
  Performance monitoring and analytics
Standard vSphere only
Advanced Entire SDDC, VMware Cloud on AWS and VCPP based hybrid clouds2
Enterprise Entire SDDC, VMware Cloud on AWS, hybrid clouds and multicloud2
  Capacity management and planning
Standard vSphere only with planning to add more workloads
Advanced Integrated capacity and costing for entire SDDC and VMware Cloud on AWS; multiple what-if scenarios for HCI planning, adding and removing workloads, procurement and multi-cloud migration
Enterprise Integrated capacity and costing for entire SDDC and VMware Cloud on AWS; multiple what-if scenarios for HCI planning, adding and removing workloads, procurement and multi-cloud migration
  SDDC and VMware Cloud on AWS security and compliance
Standard vSphere
Advanced SDDC and VMware Cloud on AWS
Enterprise SDDC and VMware Cloud on AWS
  Remediation and troubleshooting
Standard vSphere only
Advanced Entire SDDC, VMware Cloud on AWS and VCPP based hybrid clouds2
Enterprise Entire SDDC, VMware cloud on AWS, hybrid clouds, Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, containers and applications2
  Workload balancing based on business/operational intent
Standard Manual
Advanced Automated and schedulable
Enterprise Automated and schedulable
  Dashboards and reporting
Standard Out-of-the-box dashboards, reports and views
Advanced Out-of-the-box AND customizable/shareable dashboards, reports and views
Enterprise Out-of-the-box AND customizable/shareable dashboards, reports and views
  Log integration
Standard Available
Advanced Available
Enterprise Available
  Private cloud costing
Standard Basic
Advanced Included
Enterprise Included
  OS monitoring
Standard N/A
Advanced Included
Enterprise Included
Standard N/A
Advanced Included
Enterprise Included
  Application, middleware and database monitoring
Standard N/A
Advanced N/A
Enterprise Included
  Management packs available1
Standard 15+ for compute and storage
Advanced 50+ for compute, storage, networking, hyperconverged and other hypervisors
Enterprise 75+ for compute, storage, networking, converged/hyperconverged, other hypervisors, container, public cloud, connectors, database, big data, and applications

For a complete feature-level version comparison, please see the Self-Driving Operations Datasheet.

1May require VMware or third-party management packs. Review the full catalog of vRealize Operations management packs, or see what comes in our vRealize True Visibility Suite management packs.


vRealize Operations is available in both conventional on-prem software licensing and as a service. In both cases it can be purchased standalone or bundled with various VMware suites. Refer to the edition comparison table to understand the different product editions. There are four licensing models.

  • Portable licensing units: This is the licensing metric for vCloud Suite and vRealize Suite.
  • Per processor with unlimited VMs: This is the licensing metric for the following standalone products: vRealize Operations Standard, Advanced and Enterprise editions and vRealize Log Insight.
  • Per virtual machine or operating system instance: This is the licensing metric for the following standalone products: vRealize Operations Standard, Advanced and Enterprise editions and vRealize Log Insight.
  • Software as a service (SaaS): Visit the vRealize Operations Cloud webpage at

Questions? Contact a vRealize sales expert at (877) 524-2555 or e-mail us. Use the Partner Locator to find a reseller near you.


How does vRealize Operations drive capacity and cost management?

 VMware vRealize Operations delivers self-driving operations from apps to infrastructure to optimize, plan, and scale VMware Cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments while unifying public cloud monitoring. See the vRealize Operations Datasheet to learn more.

What are the cost savings and business benefits I can achieve with vRealize Operations?

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:

  • 20 percent reduction in hardware costs
  • 50 percent reduction in database management license costs over a three-year period
  • 93 percent reduction in unplanned downtime
  • 30 percent improvement in productivity

Use our ROI estimation calculator to estimate the potential ROI for your organization.

What are the software and hardware requirements for running vRealize Operations?

For all configuration requirements, please visit vRealize Operations technical documentation.

How can I try out vRealize Operations?

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.

Where can I find training and documentation for vRealize Operations?

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.