Each policy includes alert definitions. Each alert uses a combination of symptoms and recommendations to identify a condition that classifies as a problem, such as failures or high stress. You can enable or disable the alert definitions in your policy, and you can set actions to be automated when an alert triggers.
How the Policy Alert Definitions Work
vRealize Operations Cloud uses problems to trigger alerts. A problem manifests when a set of symptoms exists for an object, and requires you to take action on the problem. Alerts indicate problems in your environment. vRealize Operations Cloud generates alerts when the collected data for an object is compared to alert definitions for that object type and the defined symptoms are true. When an alert occurs, vRealize Operations Cloud presents the triggering symptoms for you to take action.
Some of the alert definitions include predefined symptoms. When you include symptoms in an alert definition, and enable the alert, an alert is generated when the symptoms are true.
The Alert Definitions pane displays the name of the alert, the number of symptoms defined, the adapter, object types such as host or cluster, and whether the alert is enabled as indicated by Local, disabled as indicated by not Local, or inherited. Alerts are inherited with a green checkmark by default, which means that they are enabled.
You can automate an alert definition in a policy when the highest priority recommendation for the alert has an associated action.
To view a specific set of alerts, you can select the badge type, criticality type, and the state of the alert to filter the view. For example, you can set the policy to send fault alerts for virtual machines.
Where You Modify the Policy Alert Definitions
To modify the alerts associated with policies, in the menu, click Administration, and then in the left pane click Policies. Click Add to add a policy or select the required policy, and then in the right pane, click Edit Policy to edit a policy. In the Create or Edit policies workspace, click Alerts and Symptoms. The alert definitions and symptom definitions for the selected object types appear in the workspace.
Select one or more alert definitions and select enable, disable, or inherit to change the state for this policy.
Deselect the options in the Type and State drop-down menus, to narrow the list of symptom definitions.
Impact indicates the health, risk, and efficiency badges to which the alerts apply.
Criticality indicates the information, critical, immediate, warning, or automatic criticality types to which the alert definition applies.
Automate indicates the actions that are enabled for automation when an alert triggers, or actions that are disabled or inherited. Actions that are enabled for automation might appear as inherited with a green checkmark, because policies can inherit settings from each other. For example, if the Automate setting in the base policy is set to Local with a green checkmark, other policies that inherit this setting will display the setting as inherited with a green checkmark.
Filters the alert definitions list by object type.
The number of alert definitions to list per page.
Locates data in the alert definition list.
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Displays information about the alert definitions for the object types. The full name for Alert definition and the criticality icon appear in a tooltip when you hover the mouse over the Alert Definition name.
If you do not configure the package, the policy inherits the settings from the selected base policy.