Instead of creating applications manually in vROps, you can import them from VMware Infrastructure Navigator (VIN), which is also a part of vRealize Management Suite. VIN is a small appliance that uses VMware Tools in virtual machines to see which services and ports are listening and which active connections are present within the guest OS.
VIN then uses this information to draw maps of virtual machine dependencies that can be grouped together to form an application. VIN also uses a database of known executables and ports to determine which applications are running on various virtual machines, which can then provide critical information to the dependency map.
The VIN application dependency data can be brought into vROps using the VIN solution that allows automatic creation of application-like topologies without the need of manually defining applications.
In this section, we will not set up VIN, but will show how we can leverage this information in vROps:
After the installation...