vRealize Operations Manager includes a page where you can add and manage solutions, which include the adapters that connect to the data to monitor and manage.

Solutions are delivered as management packs that include content and adapters. vRealize Operations Manager uses adapters to manage communication and integration with other products, applications, and functions.

Select Administration > Solutions in the left pane.

The Data Collection icon in the top menu bar provides quick access to status and critical notifications related to data collections. The icon indicates whether notifications exist, and whether any of them are critical. To display the list of notifications, click the icon.

The list displays notifications about the data collections that are in progress, and indicates whether any of them have critical issues. The list groups the data collection notifications that are in progress into a single entry at the bottom of the list. To view the details about a collection, expand the notification.

Each notification displays the status of the last or current data collection, the associated adapter instance, and the time since the collection completed or an issue was identified. You can click a notification to open the Solutions page, where you can see further details, and manage adapter instances. You can also click Solutions at the bottom of the notifications list to open the Solutions page.

If problems occur with the data collections, vRealize Operations Manager identifies those problems during each 5-minute collection cycle.

If a solution installation fails, plug-ins related to the solution might appear in the Content > Plug-ins page of vRealize Operations Manager, even though the solution is not installed and does not appear on the Administration > Solutions page. When the solution installation fails, reinstall the solution.

The solutions list includes a toolbar of options.

Solutions Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Add

Start a wizard to find, upload, license, and install a solution management pack PAK file.

Configure

Open a window in which you control settings such as network addresses or credentials that allow the solution to connect to data. Configuration varies by solution.

Show

Filter the list of solutions to show configured, unconfigured, or all solutions.

The solutions data grid is a list of solutions that were added. You must configure solution components so that vRealize Operations Manager can collect data.

Solutions Data Grid Options

Option

Description

Name

Name that the vendor or manufacturer gave to the solution.

Description

Typically, an indication of what the solution monitors or what data source its adapter connects to.

Version

Version and build number identifiers of the solution.

Provided By

Vendor or manufacturer that created the solution.

Licensing

Indicates that the solution requires a license.

Adapter Status

Indicates the status of the solution. Data receiving shows that the solution is collecting data.

The details area includes a toolbar of options.

Solution Details Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Start Collecting

Turn on data collection through the selected adapter.

Stop Collecting

Do not collect data through the selected adapter.

Reload

Refresh the list of details.

The details data grid displays additional information for the selected solution.

Solution Details Data Grid Options

Option

Description

Adapter Type

Name that the vendor or manufacturer gave to the adapter.

Adapter Instance Name

Name that the installing user gave to this unique installation of the adapter.

Credential Name

Name that the installing user gave to the set of login credentials used to connect to the data source.

Collector

Indicates where vRealize Operations Manager is receiving the collected data. Typically, the name combines the adapter and the vRealize Operations Manager node names.

Collection State

Indicates whether the adapter is enabled for data collection.

Collection Status

Indicates whether the adapter has collected any data.