As a Virtual Infrastructure Administrator, you manage the policies used for vRealize Operations Manager to analyze objects in your environment, collect data from those objects, and display that data in dashboards, views, and reports. Your IT staff added new datastore objects to your environment, and your responsibility is to ensure that the new datastore objects adhere to the policy requirements from the VP of Infrastructure for your test and production environments.

About this task

In this scenario, you create a policy to have vRealize Operations Manager monitor the disk space use of your production datastore objects. You create a group type and custom object group for the datastore objects, and apply your policy to your object group. After vRealize Operations Manager collects data from the datastore objects in your environment according to the settings in your policy, you view the collected data and any potential alerts in the dashboards to confirm whether the disk space use is in compliance for your datastore objects.

Prerequisites

  • Understand the purpose of using a policy. See Policies.

  • Verify that your vRealize Operations Manager instance is working properly.

  • Verify that one or more custom object groups and group types exist in your vRealize Operations Manager instance. See Managing Custom Object Groups in VMware vRealize Operations Manager.

  • Verify that your vRealize Operations Manager instance includes the default policy and one or more other policies. See Default Policy in vRealize Operations Manager.

  • Understand the sections and elements in the default policy, such as the attributes, alert and symptom definitions, and how the policy inherits settings from the base policies that you select. See Policy Workspace in vRealize Operations Manager.

  • Understand the analysis settings in the default policy, such as capacity remaining and stress on hosts and virtual machines, and the actions used to override the settings inherited from the base policies. See Analysis Settings Details.

Results

You created a policy to apply to your new production Datastore objects so that you can have vRealize Operations Manager monitor them to ensure that the disk space levels of these objects adhere to the settings in your policies to support the service level agreements and business priorities that are established for your environment. vRealize Operations Manager uses the settings in your new policy to display the disk use for your Datastore objects in dashboards, views, and reports, and to enforce the service levels during data collections.

What to do next

After you finish this scenario, you must wait for vRealize Operations Manager to collect data from the objects in your environment. Then view the disk use of your Datastore objects.