Fault symptoms are based on events published by monitored systems. vRealize Operations Manager correlates a subset of these events and delivers them as faults. Faults are intended to signify events in the monitored systems that affect the availability of objects in your environment. You define symptoms based on faults to include in alert definitions that use these symptoms. When the configured symptom condition is true, the symptom is triggered.

You can create fault symptoms for the supported published faults. Some object types have multiple fault definitions from which to choose, while others have no fault definitions.

If the adapter published fault definitions for an object type, you can select one or more fault events for a given fault while you define the symptom. The symptom is triggered if the fault is active because of any of the chosen events. If you do not select a fault event, the symptom is triggered if the fault is active because of a fault event.