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VMware vRealize Operations Essentials by Matthew Steiner

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Architecture

I often think of vRealize Infrastructure Navigator as an extension to vSphere, to provide the additional functionality listed in the previous section.

The solution is installed as a virtual appliance and is connected to a vCenter Server. The virtual appliance collects information from vCenter regarding the applications and services running on the hosted Virtual Machines and the TCP/UDP ports through which these applications, and services communicate.

This information is gathered directly from the Virtual Machines by VMware Tools, using the VIX API.

Tip

There is a one-to-one mapping of Virtual Infrastructure Navigator appliance to vCenter. You will need to install one appliance for every vCenter that you have.

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