Alerts are a way to be watchful of anything that is new or an issue that could be potentially dangerous to your environment. Whenever there is a problem in the environment, the alerts are generated. You can also create new alert definitions so that the generated alerts inform you about the problems in the monitored environment. In VMware Aria Operations, alerts and actions play key roles in monitoring the objects.

Actions allow you to make changes to the objects in your environment. When you grant a user access to actions in VMware Aria Operations, that user can take the granted action on any object that VMware Aria Operations manages. For details, see Actions in VMware Aria Operations.