Compliance is about ensuring that objects in your environment meet industrial, governmental, regulatory, or internal standards. The standards are made up of rules about how objects should be configured to comply with best practices and to avoid security threats.

In vRealize Operations Manager, you can use the alert-based compliance that is provided or, if you also use vRealize Configuration Manager in your environment, you can add the adapter that provides vRealize Configuration Manager compliance information in place of the alert-based compliance.

The Compliance badge value is based on the results of compliance alerts that run against the collected data in vRealize Operations Manager. You use the alert-based compliance to ensure that objects in your environment are meeting the defined standards.

The Compliance badge value is based on the results of compliance templates that are run in vRealize Configuration Manager and are integrated with vRealize Operations Manager when the vRealize Configuration Manager Adapter is enabled.