VMware vCenter

Posted: October 13, 2017 Modified: June 29, 2018


IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights analyzes data and learns the normal behavior of a system through KPI metric data streams. This includes data from various sources including metrics gathered by industry performance and network monitoring solutions. A mediation pack helps users quickly integrate the KPI data streams by providing a default model to integrate a particular performance manager.

IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights Mediation Pack for VMware vCenter provides a pre-built model for data ingestion. Predictive Insights creates a performance model that it uses to detect or forecast behavior outside the modeled range, including generating an alarm when an anomalous behavior occurs. Doing so enables organizations to pro-actively avoid system and solution outages before users are impacted.

The Mediation Pack for VMware vCenter provides the capability to ingest performance data and metrics from VMware vCenter Database into IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights to perform analysis.

Sample Dashboard

The following is a sample Predictive Insights dashboard reflecting the KPI metric stream processed by the Mediation Pack for VMware vCenter.

Additional information

Reference the Mediation Pack User’s Guide for deploying and configuring the mediation pack, along with the metrics handled by the pack.

VMware vCenter must be configured for metric historical data collection for every 5 minute intervals.

You can download the mediation pack from the IBM Passport Advantage system (CNM6VEN).

Training Information

Review the following video for information on using and setting up the Mediation Pack.
Training and overview presentation used in the training video.


Released: 13 October 2017
Version: 1.2.0

Part number: CNM6VEN

Support: Supported





  • IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights version 1.3.3 or higher.
  • VMware vCenter version 5.5 or higher.
  • Latest Microsoft SQL or PostgreSQL driver depending on database used with vCenter.


This package is subject to the License terms included with the Mediaton Pack, along with those displayed upon download.

To report a problem with deploying this entry, entitled customers may contact the country specific IBM support channel, reference the IBM Worldwide Directory. Also can use the Forum or “Support” link to access the support site for IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights information.