You can monitor and configure the vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) automation rules from vRealize Operations Manager. DRS monitors and allocates the resources in your environment, and balances the computing capacity across your hosts and virtual machines.

How the Action Works

The Set DRS Automation action monitors and configures DRS automation rules. With the Set DRS Automation action, you can enable and disable DRS.

If vRealize Automation manages any of the virtual machines in your environment, the Set DRS Automation action is not available for that object.

Where You Run the Action

For the supported objects and object levels, this action is available in the following locations in vRealize Operations Manager:

  • In the Actions menu on the top toolbar when you click Home.

  • On the toolbar when you click Environment, select an object, click the Details tab, click Views, and select a view of type List.

  • On the toolbar when you click Environment, select an object, click the Environment tab, and select an object in the list view.

  • In the Inventory Explorer list when you click Administration, click Inventory Explorer, click the List tab, and select an object in the list.

  • In configured alert recommendations.

  • In the Object List and Topology Graph dashboard widgets.

Action Menu Items

To ensure that you are submitting the correct action for the correct objects, review the following information about the clusters.

Menu Items



Name of the cluster in the vCenter Server instance.

Automation Level

Level of DRS automation. When DRS is fully automated on the selected cluster, you can run the Set DRS Automation action.

Migration Threshold

Recommendations for the migration level of virtual machines. Migration thresholds are based on DRS priority levels, and are computed based on the workload imbalance metric for the cluster.

Parent vCenter

Parent vCenter Server instance where the cluster resides.

After you click Begin Action, the next dialog box provides the task ID and a link to the task list.

Table 1. Task ID Dialog Box



Recent Tasks

To view the status of the job and verify that the job finished, click Recent Tasks.


To close the dialog box without further action, click OK.