The configured data sources enable vRealize Operations Manager to connect to and analyze data from external data sources in your environment. Once connected, you use vRealize Operations Manager to monitor and manage objects in your environment.

You connect to data sources using solutions. A solution might be only a connection to a data source, or the solution can include predefined dashboards, widgets, alerts, or views. Some of the solutions are included with vRealize Operations Manager, while others can be added to vRealize Operations Manager as management packs.