Override the alert and symptom definitions for Datastore objects.

Before you begin

Enable vRealize Operations Manager to monitor and collect the disk space properties attribute from the Datastore objects in your environment. See Enable Disk Space Attributes for Datastore Objects.

About this task

In this step, you override the alert and symptom definitions so that vRealize Operations Manager uses trigger an alert notification during data collections when the disk space for your Datastore objects begins to run out.

Procedure

  1. In the policy workspace, click Alert / Symptom Definitions.
  2. In the Alert Definitions pane, from the Object Type drop-down menu, select vCenter Adapter > Datastore.
  3. Enter space in the Search text box, and click the search button.
  4. For the alert definition named Datastore is running out of disk space, click the State drop-down menu and click Local.

    When this alert definition is enabled in your local policy, vRealize Operations Manager uses it to trigger an alert notification during data collections when the disk space for your Datastore objects begins to run out.

  5. In the Symptom Definitions pane, from the Object Type drop-down menu, select vCenter Adapter > Datastore.
  6. Enter space in the Search text box, and click the search button.
  7. To enable the critical, immediate, and warning symptom definitions for the space use on datastore objects, click Actions, and click Select All, then set the thresholds.
    Table 1. Symptom Definitions Threshold Settings

    Selection

    Setting

    Datastore space use reaching critical limit

    >90

    Datastore space use reaching immediate limit

    >85

    Datastore space use reaching warning limit

    >80

What to do next

Apply your policy to your Datastore objects.