As a virtual infrastructure administrator, you use vRealize Operations Manager to monitor several environments. You must know the number of virtual machines on each vCenter Server instance. You define a view to gather the information in a specific order and use it on all vRealize Operations Manager environments.

Verify that you have the necessary access rights to perform this task. Your vRealize Operations Manager administrator can tell you which actions you can perform.

You will create a distribution view and run it on the main vRealize Operations Manager environment. You will export the view and import it in another vRealize Operations Manager instance.


To collect and display data about the number of virtual machines on a vCenter Server, you create a custom view.


To verify the view and capture a snapshot of information at any point, you run the view for a specific object.


To use a view in another vRealize Operations Manager, you export a content definition XML file.


To use views from other vRealize Operations Manager environments, you import a content definition XML file.