The VMware BCA team recently worked with the vCOps gurus to produce the whitepaper “Monitoring Business Critical Applications with VMware vCenter Operations Manager”.
The paper is available at https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/solutions/Monitoring-Business-Critical-Applications-VMware-vCenter-Operations-Manager-white-paper.pdf .
The document provides an overview of monitoring the following business critical applications with vCOps: SAP; Exchange; Oracle; and SQL Server. It describes the vCOps adapters, including Hyperic, for these applications. Some key application performance metrics are covered and example dashboards are provided and explained.