As a virtual infrastructure administrator, you are responsible for the virtual machines and hosts that the accounting department uses. You can create alerts to manage the accounting department objects.
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You received several complaints from your users about delays when they are using their accounting applications. Using
vRealize Operations Manager, you identified the problem as related to CPU allocations and workloads. To better manage the problem, you create an alert definition with tighter symptom parameters so that you can track the alerts and identify problems before your users encounter further problems.
Using this scenario, you create a monitoring system that monitors your accounting objects and provides timely notifications when problems occur.
Add Description and Base Object to Alert Definition To create an alert to monitor the CPUs for the accounting department virtual machines and monitor host memory for the hosts on which they operate, you begin by describing the alert.
Add a Virtual Machine CPU Usage Symptom to the Alert Definition To generate alerts related to CPU usage on your accounting virtual machines, you add symptoms to your vRealize Operations Manager alert definition after you provide the basic descriptive information for the alert. The first symptom you add is related to CPU usage on virtual machines. You later use a policy and group to apply alert to the accounting virtual machines.
Add a Host Memory Usage Symptom to the Alert Definition To generate alerts related to CPU usage on your accounting virtual machines, you add a second symptom to your vRealize Operations Manager alert definition after you add the first symptom. The second symptom is related to host memory usage for the hosts on which the accounting virtual machines operate.
Add Recommendations to the Alert Definition To resolve a generated alert for the accounting department's virtual machines, you provide recommendations so that you or other engineers have the information you need to resolve the alert before your users encounter performance problems.
Create a Custom Accounting Department Group To manage, monitor, and apply policies to the accounting objects as a group, you create a custom object group.
Create a Policy for the Accounting Alert To configure how vRealize Operations Manager evaluates the accounting alert definition in your environment, you configure a policy that determines behavior so that you can apply the policy to an object group. The policy limits the application of the alert definition to only the members of the selected object group.
Configure Notifications for the Department Alert To receive an email notification when the accounting alert is generated, rather than relying on your ability to generally monitor the accounting department objects in vRealize Operations Manager, you create notification rules.
Create a Dashboard to Monitor Department Objects To monitor all the alerts related to the accounting department object group, you create a dashboard that includes the alert list and other widgets. The dashboard provides the alert data in a single location for all related objects.