A custom profile defines a specific configuration of an object instance. With profiles, you can determine how many instances of that object can fit in your environment, depending on the capacity available and the configuration of that object instance.

How Custom Profiles Work

As with default profiles, custom profiles define metrics configurations for an object. You can create as many custom profiles as you need for an object type. For example, you might create one custom profile for a virtual machine that has a memory demand model of 2 GB. You create another custom profile that has a memory demand model of 4 GB.

vRealize Operations Manager uses custom profiles of virtual machines to calculate the number of virtual machines that can fit in your environment. The number of virtual machines is based on the capacity allocation and demand defined in the profile. To examine the capacity calculations, select a parent object such as a host or cluster. Click Analysis > Capacity Remaining, and view the What Will Fit section of the Capacity Remaining Breakdown area.

You can also use custom profiles to populate metrics when you create project scenarios. To use a custom profile in a project scenario, select an object such as a host or cluster. Click Projects, and click Add to create a project. When you add a scenario to your project, such as to add a virtual machine, you click Populate metrics from. You select your custom profile to include the capacity settings defined in your custom profile to the project scenario.

Where You Find Custom Profiles

To manage your custom profiles, click Content in the left pane, and click Custom Profiles.

Table 1. Custom Profiles Options



Toolbar options

Use the toolbar options to manage custom profiles.

  • Add New Profile. Add a custom profile for a specific object type.

  • Edit Selected Profile. Modify the selected profile.

  • Delete Selected Profile. Remove the selected profile.

  • Clone Selected Profile. Create a copy of the selected profile and customize it for your needs.

Filtering options

Filter the list to display profiles that match the filter you create. You can sort by name, description, object type, or adapter type. Or, enter filter text in the Quick filter text box.

Details tab

Displays the name, description, adapter, object type, and metrics applied to the custom profile.

Related Policies tab

Displays all the policies associated with the selected custom profile. To modify the policies associated with the custom profile, edit the profile. If Enable this profile for all Policies is selected, deselect it, and click the x to remove the policies not to be associated with the custom profile.