difference between


i want to know the difference between

1- vRealize Automation
2- vRealize Configuration Manager
3- vCenter Operation Manager

and about the license for these product also please

wish you good day
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vRealize Automation - it allows you to develop and build custom scripts, applications etc

see here


vRealize Configuration Manager (Formerly VMware vCenter Configuration Manager), track changes on your ESXi infrastructure, run health checks, xsecurity reports etc

vCenter Operation Manager  (Formerly VMware vCenter Operations Manager) - Capacity Management and Alerting, report generation.

They are all available as standalone products (licenses) or more cost effective if purchased as a suite e.g. VMware vRealize Suite.
sword12Author Commented:
thank you for this information

right now we are paling to buy

1- VMware vSphere 6 with Operations Management Enterprise
2- VMware vRealize Operations Insight 6

and i found online this link

and i am thinking if i can ask my manager to add also   vRealize Log Insight

i don't know what is the best decision to  get the best benefits with  cost effective

please advice
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Log Insight, is just a re-branded modified version of Splunk, e.g. a Syslog server!

So have a think if you can use all these tools, and what will you do with all the alerts they generate?

How large is your team, and how large is your virtual estate?
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sword12Author Commented:
we have around 250 VMs different things  SAP - exchange - AD - file server - xendesktop - and many other things

we are as data center team just 3 administrators

so what the best advice from your side for me do you think Log insight will be helpful to find the root cause of the problem  faster more than search inside the OS logs and etc

or you think this tool will just headache for us

now we are building full vmware environment servers and VSAN  so if you can give me advice what the best tools that we can have to help us .

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Personally, I think you would be better off looking at something like:-

Opvizor or Sonar



otherwise you will be looking through meaningless syslogs for hours and days!

These can give you instant health warnings! (with help!)
sword12Author Commented:
right now we have offer fro vsphere 6.0 with operation manager and vRealize Operations Insight

but we don't have vRealize log insight  .

if you think this product like opvizor  will work as a good replacment for operation manager and  vRealize

plus the cost will acceptable so i will try to take to my manager

but what i understand that even if we deiced to buy    peration manager and vRealize Operations Insight so no need to add log insight because will be more work and will not bring any help for us

thank you for your advice
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Log Insight will just show you log information from your Hosts.

I would compare Log Insight versus other tools.

It depends what your requirements are, Free trials are available for all the software, download and check them out.

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