Like most solutions from VMware, vRealize Operations Manager is delivered as a virtual appliance based on SUSE Linux.
vRealize Operations Manager can also be installed on Windows or Linux. However, that needs special consideration, so is outside the scope of this book.
The basic building block of vRealize Operations is the virtual appliance node. The solution can be scaled from a single node to a maximum of 16 nodes, to support larger scale deployments or high availability (HA). Remote collector nodes can also be additionally installed to collect the metric data from remote datacenters with limited bandwidth connectivity.
Regardless of the role of a node, the same OVF is ...