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 solutions are included with vRealize Operations Manager, while others can be added to vRealize Operations Manager as management packs.

The VMware vSphere and Endpoint Operations Management solutions are included with vRealize Operations Manager. The VMware vSphere solution manages the connection between vRealize Operations Manager and your vCenter Server instances, and provides the ability to run actions on those instances. Endpoint Operations Management gathers operating system metrics through agent-based collections.