An application is a container construct that represents a collection of interdependent hardware and software components that deliver a specific capability to support your business. vRealize Operations Manager builds an application to determine how your environment is affected when one or more components in an application experiences problems, and to monitor the overall health and performance of the application. Object membership in an application is not dynamic. To change the application, you manually modify the objects in the container.

vRealize Operations Manager collects data from components in the application and displays the results in a summary dashboard for each application with a real-time analysis for any or all of the components. If a component experiences problems, you can see where in the application the problems arise, and determine how problems spread to other objects.