A custom data center is a vRealize Operations Manager specific object type that provides capacity analytics, including capacity badge computations, based on the objects it contains. In the custom data centers workspace, you create an abstract object and add inventory objects.

To create a custom data center, in the left pane click Environment and click the Custom Datacenters tab. Click the plus sign to create a custom data center or the pencil icon to edit a selected custom data center. You can use an existing custom data center as a template by cloning it.

Custom Datacenters Configuration Options

Option

Description

Name

The name of the custom data center.

Description

A meaningful description. Use the description to indicate specific information that users need to know about this custom data center.

Objects

List of the objects in your environment. Select an object to add it to the custom data center. When you add an object, its hierarchical children become part of the custom data center. An object can belong to multiple custom data centers. The objects that you can add are vCenter Server, vSphere data center, vSphere cluster, and ESXi host.