Use the built-in problem and alert signatures in vRealize Log Insight for vRealize Operations Manager. You create one instance of each alert in Region A and in Region B because the vRealize Operations Manager instance in the SDDC works in the context of both management and compute resources in each region. The SDDC also contains one analytics cluster that is failed over to Region B and you receive alerts only about it.

About this task

For monitoring the vRealize Operations Manager deployment in the Software-Defined Data Center, you can use the following alerts in vRealize Log Insight:

Table 1. vRealize Operations Manager Alerts in vRealize Log Insight

Alert Name

Purpose

Severity

vRops: VC stats query timed out occurred

The purpose of this alert is to notify when vROPs instance is not able to get the data back from vCenter instance within the 5 minute interval and the metrics back up and get dropped with the error: Communication Error: com.integrien.adapter.vmware.VcCollector.collectMetrics - Vc stats query timed out (ms): 300377. This is usually due to intermittent connection issues with the vCenter and hosts or down to the network not able to handle the request and timing out.

Critical

vRops: Out of Memory errors occurred

This alert gets generated when OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space occurs. This could indicate memory issues and could lead to degradation in performance.

Critical

Procedure

  1. Open the vRealize Log Insight user interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to the following URL.

      Region

      vRealize Log Insight URL

      Region A

      https://sfo01vrli01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Region B

      https://lax01vrli01.lax01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      vrli_admin_password

  2. In the vRealize Log Insight user interface, click Interactive Analytics.
  3. Click the icon and select Manage Alerts.
  4. Select an alert that is related to vRealize Operations Manager resources.
    1. In the search box of the Alerts dialog box, enter the following alert name as a search phrase.
      vRops: VC stats query timed out occurred
  5. Create an alert for vRealize Operations Manager in the region using the name of the master virtual machine in the query filter.
    1. In the New Alert dialog box, click Run Query.

      A query editor page opens.

    2. Click Add Filter and use the drop-down menus to define the following filter.
      Table 2. Filters for vRealize Log Insight

      Filter

      Value for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A

      Value for vRealize Operations Manager in Region B

      Object type

      vc_vm_name

      vc_vm_name

      Operation

      contains

      contains

      Object

      vrops01svr01a

      vrops01svr01a

    3. Click on the Search icon.
    4. Click the icon and select Create Alert from Query.
    5. In the New Alert dialog box, configure the following alert settings and click Save.
      Table 3. Alerts for vRealize Log Insight

      Setting

      Value for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A

      Value for vRealize Operations Manager in Region B

      Name

      vRops: VC stats query timed out (vrops01svr01a)

      vRops: VC stats query timed out (vrops01svr01a)

      Description (Recommendation)

      vrops_alert_purpose

      See vRealize Operations Manager Alerts in vRealize Log Insight.

      vrops_alert_purpose

      See vRealize Operations Manager Alerts in vRealize Log Insight.

      Email

      Email address to send alerts to

      Email address to send alerts to

      Send to vRealize Operations Manager

      Selected

      Selected

      Fallback Object (VMs)

      vrops01svr01a

      vrops01svr01a

      Criticality

      critical

      critical

      Raise an alert

      On any match

      On any match

  6. Repeat Step 3 to Step 5 for the rest of the alerts in the region.
  7. Repeat the procedure in vRealize Log Insight to create the alerts for the vRealize Operations Manager master virtual machine in the other region.