Introduction to vRealize Operations - vROPS

Connect to vROPS and check the basics of your infrastructure

Last updated 23rd February 2022


vRealize Operations is an operations management tool that monitors physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures and allows automation of maintenance tasks.

This guide offers an introduction to the vROPS interface.



Interface access

To access vROPS, type in your hosted private cloud address in a browser.
Click on the vROPS icon.

vROPS access

Use your vSphere login or the vROPS local user that you own.

vROPS access

You are now on the vROPS Home page with access to all its functionalities.

vROPS home page

Data Sources

The Data Sources section lists the different spaces monitored by vROPS. By default, your OVHcloud infrastructure is added.

Data sources

Clicking on ADD ACCOUNT gives you the ability to centralize multiple Private Clouds.


The Environments section inventories your infrastructure and gives you access to monitoring of all your objects. Objects can be Hosts, Network devices, VMs, Applications...

environments section


The Visualize section holds dashboards and reports. There are plenty of premade dashboards that will give you quick views on your Infrastructure's health.

Visualize section

You can still + Create your own Dashboard to get a more specific view that will cater to your specific needs.
You can pick and choose a widget to be displayed.

custom dashboard


The Troubleshoot section is your alert and logs repository. There, you will be able to see and dig into the problems you're experiencing. Contextual links to documentation and fixes are also provided.

troubleshoot section


The Optimize section gives you an insight and recommendations on the capacity of your infrastructure. The monitoring analysis performed by vROPS displays usage and right-sizing info to enable you to scale your environment.

optimize section


The Plan section gives you trend and capacity management tools so you can future proof your infrastructure.
Cost analysis and planning is also helpful for budgeting purposes.

plan section


The Configure section defines your metrics and threshold reactions through policies and alerts.
You will be able to set up groups, profile, policies and/or alerts and appropriate response to tailor your infrastructure needs.

configure section


The Automation section schedules one time or scheduled maintenance jobs.
Those jobs can be assigned to single or multiple objects over multiple spaces.

automation section


The Administration section pilots vROPS access and data clollection.
This is where you can create specific vROPS accounts to be used.

administration section

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