Symptoms are conditions that indicate problems in your environment. You can define symptoms in VMware Aria Operations and add them to alert definitions so that you know when a problem occurs with your monitored objects.

As data is collected from your monitored objects, the data is compared to the defined symptom condition. If the condition is true, then the symptom is triggered.

To define symptoms, from the left menu, click Configure > Alerts, and then in the right pane, click Symptom Definitions.Symptom definitions evaluate conditions in your environment that, if the conditions become true, an alert is generated.

You can define symptoms based on:
The symptoms defined in your environment are managed in the Symptom Definitions. When the symptoms that are added to an alert definition are triggered, they contribute to a generated alert.
Define Symptoms to Cover All Possible Severities and Conditions

Use a series of symptoms to describe incremental levels of concern. For example, Volume nearing capacity limit might have a severity value of Warning while Volume reached capacity limit might have a severity level of Critical. The first symptom is not an immediate threat. The second symptom is an immediate threat.