VMware have been very busy in the last few months across many of their products and Operations Management has not gone untouched. We saw glimpses of things to come late last year and now we see the Cloud Management Team in VMware really ramping things up with vRealize Operation 8.1
One of the bigger items to arrive very shortly is vRealize Operations Cloud (SaaS), this means you do not need to worry about standing vROps up in your environment to see what value it can bring to your infrastructure monitoring. It has the same feature set and UI as the on-premises offering.
If you are already using vRealize Automation Cloud you can integrate it with that also.
There is Native Integration with the following.
As I understand it you can trial vROps Cloud for 30 days (for free)
I am certain it has not escaped your attention that vSphere 7 is just around the corner and that VMware are highly invested in Kubernetes. vROps 8.1 gives you immediate support for vSphere with Kubernetes, in the following screen captures you can see to what extent vROps now supports the new vSphere Features.
vROps 8.1 Environment Tab has been updated
You can also utilize vROps powerful Capacity Management features
A very elegant Unified dashboard for the inventory. relationship and KPIs has been included.
Also included in the support for vSphere 7 (Kubernetes) in the vROps 8.1 release are the following items.
Also in this new release of vROps 8.1 there is native support for monitoring VMware Cloud on AWS. This will give you the following really useful features and functions.
There is now also Cloud Health Integration for GCP
With every release the Cloud Management Team in VMware keep improving and refining vRealize Operations Manager. I have long been a fan of the product and I am glad my faith in the product feels well placed as it keeps goes from strength to strength. The level of effort put in by the team to fill gaps while also endeavoring for feedback from their customers is really quite impressive.
If you have not yet checked out vROps you don’t even have to have it deployed in your environment anymore. Why not check out the SaaS offering? It is clear vRealize Operations is a product VMware take seriously and it is continuing to take a center place in their monitoring and management strategy.