vRealize Operations Manager comes with out-of-the-box alert definitions relating to snapshots, that you can review and adjust according to the requirements of your organization. Adjust the Virtual machine is running on snapshots for more than 2 days alert definition to increase the alert to only trigger after 3 days to align to the recommended maximum period and reduce the number of excessive alerts triggered.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager by using the operations interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops01svr01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrops_admin_password

  2. On the main navigation bar, click Alerts.
  3. Modify out-of-the-box Virtual machine has disk snapshot for a long time symptom definition.
    1. In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, expand Alert Settings and click Symptom Definitions.
    2. On the Symptom Definitions page, enter snapshot in the Name search box and press Enter.
    3. Select the Virtual machine has disk snapshots for a long time symptom definition and click Edit.
    4. In the Edit Symptom Definition dialog box update the symptom definition to cover snapshots older than 3 days instead of older than 2 days and click Save.

      Symptom Definition Setting

      Value

      Name

      Virtual machine has disk snapshots for a long time (3 days)

      Symptom

      when property is greater than or equal to 3

  4. Modify the out-of-the-box Virtual machine is running on snapshots for more than 2 days alert definition.
    1. In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, expand Alert Settings and click Alert Definitions.
    2. On the Alert Definition page, enter snapshot in the Quick filter (Name) search box and press Enter.
    3. Select the Virtual machine is running on snapshots for more than 2 days alert definition and click the Edit.
    4. In Alert Definition Workspace dialog box, make the alert name and description relevant to 3-day old snapshots.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      Virtual machine is running on snapshots for more than 3 days

      Description

      Virtual machine has snapshots that are older than 3 days

    5. In Alert Definition Workspace dialog box, verify that Virtual machine has disk snapshots for a long time (3 days) symptom is displayed under the Symptoms section along with Virtual machine has a snapshot sized more than 1 GB symptom definition.
    6. Click Save.