Ops Manager Documentation
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Welcome to Ops Manager documentation! This topic describes Ops Manager and provides documentation starting points for different Ops Manager users and perspectives.
Ops Manager is a multi-cloud enterprise platform for running, managing, and optimizing distributed apps and workloads. It offers runtime environments that manage containers using either Kubernetes or Diego.
The Ops Manager platform provides a layer of abstraction that:
Lets platform operators manage shared resources on one or more cloud infrastructures.
Hides the complexity of those infrastructures from developers delivering software on the platform.
Optimizes resource usage and workload uptime.
Operators manage the platform and its shared resources by using the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard, the Ops Manager API or Platform Automation. For more information, see Using Ops Manager.
Ops Manager provides runtime environments for managing, hosting, and updating software workloads, and software services for the hosted workloads to use.
Available runtimes are:
- VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs)
- VMware Enterprise PKS (PKS)
For more information about Ops Manager runtime environments, see Runtimes.
For all Ops Manager runtime and service documentation, see VMware Tanzu documentation.
The most relevant places to start in the Ops Manager documentation depend on the roles you expect to fulfill with the Ops Manager platform.
The topics linked below list the best documentation starting points for these roles:
For a general introduction to Ops Manager runtimes and how they work, see:
TAS for VMs
Ops Manager platform operators and architects assess Ops Manager, plan network topologies, and determine Ops Manager deployment needs. They also install, configure, upgrade, monitor, back up, troubleshoot, and generally maintain an existing Ops Manager deployment.
For planning and installation documentation, see:
For documentation about managing Ops Manager after initial deployment, see the Operator Guide.
Developers write and deploy apps, container workloads, and functions to Ops Manager. For developer documentation on Ops Manager runtimes, see:
VMware Tanzu partners develop their package software services as tiles for easy integration into Ops Manager. Platform operators install the tiles through a GUI, which lets the developers on the platform use the services.
Tile developers publish tiles on VMware Tanzu Network, where services and tiles are available for download.
For tile developer documentation, see the Ops Manager Tile Developer Guide.