The VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite is a collection of infrastructure-management products for virtual data centers.
The foundation of the vCenter Operations Management Suite is vCenter Operations Manager, which can analyze vSphere environmental statistics to provide a visual representation of the infrastructure's health, security risk and efficiency. The vCenter Operations Management Suite, which is intended to help administrators build a hybrid cloud infrastructure based on VMware products, is also available as part of VMware's vCloud Suite.
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As of this writing, the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite is available in four editions:
Foundation - includes a limited version of vCenter Operations Manager and is included free with vSphere.
Standard - includes the full functionality of vCenter Operations Manager and vCenter CapacityIQ (which is no longer available as a separate product).
Advanced - offers additional configuration and compliance features. This edition includes vCenter Infrastructure Navigator and vCenter Chargeback Manager and a limited version of Configuration Manager.
Enterprise - allows for operating system and application-level monitoring, change and configuration management. It includes full versions of all products included in lower levels of the suite.