In an integrated vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations Manager environment, you can access insights and alerts for vRealize Automation objects that are monitored by vRealize Operations Manager.

The Insights dashboard and Alerts tab pages provide the real-time capacity and related awareness information that you need to make management decisions in vRealize Automation without needing to open vRealize Operations Manager. The information is supplied by the associated vRealize Operations Manager application.

Working with the insights dashboard and with resource alerts

The Insights dashboard conveys information about capacity consumption across all computes within the cloud zone and grouped by projects. It can also show project deployments that are in need of optimization.

The integrated Alerts tab pages display potential capacity and performance concerns or anomalies for objects such as cloud zones, projects, deployments, and virtual machines. They also contain notification information for project owners as to which of their deployments can be optimized. Each cited deployment link opens the Optimize tab in the deployment, where specific guidance is provided.

The following flow diagram illustrates the relationship between your vRealize Automation resources and deployments, and the data that the associated vRealize Operations Manager application provides to you in vRealize Automation.

Diagram of actionable alerts in vRealize Automation obtained from integrated vRealize Operations data collection metrics.

Working with the insights dashboard

The Insights dashboard, which is available on each cloud zone page, provides the following vRealize Operations Manager metrics:
  • CPU, memory, and storage utilization usage as a percentage of capacity
  • Capability consumption summary
  • CPU and memory demand and usage history
  • Consumption across projects

Sample Insights dashboard showing CPU, memory, and storage capacity

It also provides an option to alert project owners of deployments that can be optimized.

The Insights dashboard is currently available for vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS cloud zones, provided that the cloud accounts are configured in both vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations Manager and are being monitored in vRealize Operations Manager.

For details, see: How to monitor resource capacity and notify project owners about optimizeable deployments by using the Insights dashboard in vRealize Automation.

Working with alerts

The Alerts pages provide the following filtering categories. Each filter can be further refined using quick filters. For example, the resource filter can be further refined by its quick filter types of cloud zone, virtual machine, deployment, and project resource. Filtering categories are supplied by the associated vRealize Operations Manager application:
  • Severity
  • Status
  • Impact
  • Type
  • Subtype
  • Resource

You use combinations of filters and quick filters to control which alerts are available for display.

alert illustrating a multiple filter and quick filter combination

Some Alerts provide information about, and a link to, deployments that can be optimized.

sample alert illustrating a deployment that can be optimized, as described in the text

Alerts are currently available for vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS resource objects only.

For details about how to configure and use integrated alerts, see How to use Alerts to manage resource capacity, performance, and availability in vRealize Automation and How to optimize deployments based on data collected from the Insights dashboard in vRealize Automation.