The policy workspace allows you to quickly create and modify policies. To create a new policy, you can inherit the settings from an existing policy, and you can modify the settings in existing policies if you have adequate permissions. After you create a new policy, or edit an existing policy, you can apply the policy to one or more groups of objects.

How the Policy Workspace Works

Every policy includes a set of packages, and uses the defined problems, symptoms, metrics, and properties in those packages to apply to specific object groups in your environment. You can view details for the settings inherited from the base policy, and display specific settings for certain object types. You can override the settings of other policies, and include additional policy settings to apply to object types. For example, a critical production policy includes settings to track use, available resources and the time remaining on them, resource demands on the object group that determine how much stress is applied, and reclaimable capacity amounts for CPU, disk I/O, and network I/O.

Use the Add and Edit options to create new policies and edit existing policies.

Where You Create and Modify a Policy

To create and modify policies, click Administration, click Policies, click the Policy Library tab, and click the plus sign to add a policy or click the pencil icon to edit a policy. The policy workspace is where you select the base policies, and customize and override the settings for analysis, metrics, properties, alert definitions, and symptom definitions. In this workspace, you can apply the policy to object groups.

To remove a policy from the list, select the policy and click the red X.

Policy Workspace Options

The policy workspace includes a step-by-step workflow to create and edit a policy, and apply the policy to custom object groups.