The Stress tab indicates represents how vRealize Operations Manager calculates how much an object demands over a period of time. This analysis compares an object's workload against its capacity. The Stress score helps you identify hosts and virtual machines that do not have enough resources allocated, or hosts that are running too many virtual machines.

Stress accumulates when workload exceeds the specified stress line. The Stress score is the percentage of the stress zone area with stress in your selected time sample. A high Stress score does not imply a current performance problem, but highlights potential for future performance problems.

The Stress Badge

The Stress score ranges between 0 (good) and 100 (bad). The badge score thresholds can by modified by the vRealize Operations Manager administrator.

See Managing and Administering Policies for vRealize Operations Manager to configure symptom thresholds for the Stress badge score.

Table 1. Stress States

Badge Icon


User Action

Icon for normal levels of stress.

The Stress score is normal.

No attention required.

Icon for abnormal level of stress.

Some of the object resources are not enough to meet the demands.

Check the details and take appropriate action.

Icon for relatively high stress levels.

The object is experiencing regular resource shortage.

Check the details and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Icon for extremely high stress levels.

Most of the resources on the object are constantly insufficient. The object might stop functioning properly.

Act immediately to avoid or correct problems.

Icon for unknown stress levels.

The object is offline or no data is available for the Stress score.

Where You Find the Stress Score

To view the Stress badge, click Environment in the left pane and select the object, click the Analysis tab, and click the Stress tab.

Table 2. Stress Based on the Selected Inventory Object



Badge status

Stress status for the object.

Stress Trend

How the badge value for the object has trended over time.

This trend view allows you to see behavior over time and to identify when a change in a badge value indicates a change on the object.

The trend data time value is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Stress Breakdown

Breakdown of stress.

The data range considered for computing the stress for the resource containers is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Stress in Related Objects

Stress status of the related objects.

Use the related objects to determine if any problems are affecting only the current object or are related objects experiencing problems.