Recommendations are probable solutions for an alert generated in vRealize Operations Cloud. You can create a library of recommendations that include instructions to your environment administrators or actions that they can run to resolve an alert.

Where You Find Recommendations

To define recommendations, click Configure > Alerts, and then in the right pane, click Recommendations.

You can also define recommendations when you create an alert definition.

Table 1. Recommendations Overview Options
Option Description
Toolbar options
Use the toolbar options to manage your recommendations.
  • Add. Add a recommendation.
Click the horizontal ellipsis to perform the following actions.
  • Edit. Modify the selected recommendation.
  • Delete. Remove the selected recommendation.
  • Clone. Create a copy of the selected recommendation so that you can create a new recommendation that uses the current one.
  • Export. Downloads the recommendations.
  • Import. Allows you to import recommendations. To import:
    • Click the Import option from the horizontal ellipsis.
    • Click Browse and select the file to import.
    • Select if you want to Overwrite or Skip the file in case of a conflict.
    • Click Import to import the recommendation, and click Done.
Filter options

Limits the list to recommendations matching the filter.


Recommendation text as it appears when the alert is generated and the recommendation is presented.


If the recommendation includes running an action, the name of the actions.

Alert Definitions Displays the number of alert definitions assigned for a particular recommendation. Click this link to view the alert definitions assigned for a particular recommendation and click Remove from all to remove the selected recommendation from all alert definitions.
Defined By Indicates whether the recommendation was created by a user or provided with a solution adapter.
Last Modified Displays the date on which the recommendation was last modified.
Modified By Displays the name of the user who last modified the recommendation.