Ops Manager Overview
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This topic introduces Ops Manager (previously Pivotal Ops Manager or PCF Ops Manager) and describes how to get started.
Ops Manager is a software tool to help you expand and manage products you can install on your deployment. These products are represented as a tile in the UI.
Ops Manager deploys with the BOSH Director tile by default, which is a single point of control for VMs. The BOSH Director supports various IaaSes, including AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere.
With Ops Manager, you can install two types of tiles:
Runtime Tiles: You can install VM- or Kubernetes-based runtimes, which dynamically runs apps and other processes to balance demand throughout app lifecycles. Example runtimes managed though Ops Manager include Pivotal Application Service (PAS) and Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (Enterprise PKS).
Service Tiles: You can install various services that help support your deployment. Example types of services managed through Ops Manager include MySQL, Redis, and Gemfire.
For more information about the tiles you can install, see Pivotal Network.
Ops Manager is managed by an operator. The operator is responsible for installing and maintaining runtime and service tiles.
The Ops Manager operator is responsible for:
Configuring Pivotal Platform capabilities
Integrating Pivotal Platform with external systems
Updating Pivotal Platform and installed products
Monitoring Pivotal Platform health and performance
Adjusting Pivotal Platform resources and options to fix health or performance issues
Diagnosing and troubleshooting Pivotal Platform problems
Managing Pivotal Application Service (PAS) users, resources, and infrastructure
Installing software services and otherwise enabling developers
Creating and managing Ops Manager user and client accounts
Operators can give limited-access view or write Ops Manager responsibilites to others within an organization.
For more information about privileges, see Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in Ops Manager.
The following sections describe where to get started in the Ops Manager documentation.
Release Notes and Upgrading
For information on new features, security patches, and upgrading Ops Manager, see the following topics.
Administering by IaaS
For information about managing each IaaS on Ops Manager, see the following documentation sets.
Using the UI
For information about how to fulfill common operator duties with the UI, see the following topics.
Using the API or CLI
For information about how to use the Ops Manager API or CLI and to configure deployments programmatically, see the following topics.
Backing Up and Troubleshooting
For information about how to back up, restore, and troubleshoot Ops Manager deployments, see the following topics.
Monitoring and Logging
For information about accessing logs and metrics for VMs and app containers, see the following topics.