You can extend the monitoring capabilities of vRealize Operations Manager by installing optional solutions from VMware or third parties.

VMware solutions include adapters for Storage Devices, Log Insight, NSX for vSphere, Network Devices, and VCM. Third-party solutions include AWS, SCOM, EMC Smarts, and many others. To download software and documentation for optional solutions, visit the VMware Solution Exchange at https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/.

Solutions can include dashboards, reports, alerts and other content, and adapters. Adapters are how vRealize Operations Manager manages communication and integration with other products, applications, and functions. When a management pack is installed and the solution adapters are configured, you can use the vRealize Operations Manager analytics and alerting tools to manage the objects in your environment.

If you upgrade from an earlier version of vRealize Operations Manager, your management pack files are copied to the /usr/lib/vmware-vcops/user/plugins/.backup file in a folder with the date and time as the folder name. Before migrating your data to your new vRealize Operations Manager instance, you must configure the adapter instances again. If you have customized the adapter, your adapter customizations are not included in the migration, and you must reconfigure the customizations.

If you update a management pack in vRealize Operations Manager to a newer version, and you have customized the adapter, your adapter customizations are not included in the upgrade, and you must reconfigure them.