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.

About Ops Manager

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 VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) and VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI).

  • 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 VMware Tanzu Network.

Ops Manager Responsibilities

Ops Manager is managed by an operator. The operator is responsible for installing and maintaining runtime and service tiles.

Operator Responsibilities

The Ops Manager operator is responsible for:

  • Configuring Ops Manager capabilities

  • Integrating Ops Manager with external systems

  • Updating Ops Manager and installed products

  • Monitoring Ops Manager health and performance

  • Adjusting Ops Manager resources and options to fix health or performance issues

  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting Ops Manager problems

  • Managing VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) users, resources, and infrastructure

  • Installing software services and otherwise enabling developers

  • Creating and managing Ops Manager user and client accounts

Limited-Access Operator Responsibilities

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.

Ops Manager Documentation

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.