The vRealize Configuration Manager solution provides compliance and change data from vRealize Configuration Manager in vRealize Operations Manager. The compliance and change data helps you analyze and resolve problems in your environment.

You must manage the same vCenter Server instances with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Configuration Manager.

vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Configuration Manager Integration
vCenter Operations Manager and vCenter Configuration Manager Integration

The vRealize Configuration Manager compliance data is based on compliance templates that are run against the data collected from the same vCenter Server objects that are monitored in vRealize Operations Manager. The templates are the configuration settings that must be present on a target object for it to be considered compliant with the template standards. The standards might be the VMware vSphere Hardening Guide, the Payment Card Industry standards, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or other VMware or industry standards. The compliance results appear in vRealize Operations Manager on the Compliance tab, which is a tab on the Analysis tab for an object.

The vRealize Configuration Manager change events are based on data collected from virtual machine guest operating systems that are managed by the same vCenter Server instances that are monitored by both vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Configuration Manager. The changes to the virtual machines, for example, software installation, appear in vRealize Operations Manager as change events on the Troubleshooting > Events tab.

The compliance and change data appears after you install the vRealize Configuration Manager management pack in vRealize Operations Manager and configure an adapter instance for each vRealize Configuration Manager instance.