vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.0 is a tool from VMware that helps IT administrators monitor, troubleshoot, and manage the health and capacity of their virtual environment. vROps has been developed from the stage of being a single tool to being a suite of tools known as vRealize Operations. This suite includes vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN), vRealize Configuration Manager (vCM), vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Hyperic.
Due to its popularity and the powerful analytics engine that vROps uses, many hardware vendors supply adapters (now known as solutions) that allow IT administrators to extend monitoring, troubleshooting, and capacity planning to non-vSphere systems including storage, networking, applications, and even physical devices. These solutions will be covered later in this book.
In this chapter, we will learn what's new with vROps 6.0; specifically with respect to its architecture components and platform availability.
One of the most impressive changes with vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 is the major internal architectural change of components, which has helped to produce a solution that supports both a scaled-out and high-availability deployment model. In this chapter, we will describe the new platform components and the details of the new deployment architecture. We will also cover the different roles of a vROps node (a node referring to a VM instance of vRealize Operations Manager 6.0) and simplify the design decisions needed around the complicated topics of multi-node deployment and high availability (HA).