A component is a software or software design with a well-defined interface. A component represents specific behavior of the system.

The following table lists and describes principal components of vRealize Infrastructure Navigator.

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Components

Component

Description

Server in the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator virtual machine

The Server component reconciles the data from active discovery and transfers the data to the Database component.

Database in the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator virtual machine

The Database component stores the data received from the Server component. The Database component also stores vRealize Infrastructure Navigator configurations.

Note

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator does not support data storage in an external database.

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Plug-in in the vSphere Web Client

The vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Plug-in in the vSphere Web Client provides a graphical user interface that you use to view and analyze dependencies.

Inventory Service

Inventory service is a vSphere component to which vRealize Infrastructure Navigator exports its data.