Workload in vRealize Operations Manager is the demand for resources that an object requires versus the actual capacity that the object is able to access. The Workload badge value is a score based on how hard an object must work for resources. Use the Workload value as an investigative tool when you are researching capacity constraints or evaluating the general state of objects in your environment.

The Workload Badge

The vRealize Operations Manager Workload analysis badge indicates how hard an object must work for resources. vRealize Operations Manager indicates the workload by a colored icon that is based on the defined badge score thresholds.

The Workload score ranges from 0 (good) to over 100 (bad). The badge score thresholds can by modified by the vRealize Operations Manager administrator.

See Policies to configure symptom thresholds for the Workload badge score.

Table 1. Object Workload States

Badge Icon

Description

User Action

Workload on the object is not excessive.

No attention required.

Object is experiencing some high-resource workloads.

Check the details and take appropriate action.

Workload on the object is approaching its capacity in at least one area.

Check the details and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Workload on the object is at or over its capacity in one or more areas.

Act immediately to avoid or correct problems.

The object is offline or no data is available.

Where You Find the Workload Badge

  • In the menu, click Environment, then select a group, custom data center, application or inventory object. Click the Analysis tab, then select the Workload button.

  • Alternatively, click Environment, then use the hierarchies in the left pane to quickly drill down to the object you want.

Table 2. Workload Based on the Selected Inventory Object

Item

Description

Badge status

Workload status for the object based on the workload policy.

Workload Trend

How the badge value for the object has trended over time.

This trend view allows you to see behavior over time and to identify when a change in a badge value indicates a change on the object.

The trend data time value is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Workload Breakdown

Breakdown of the current workload.

The information displayed depends on the object type.

Workload in Related Objects

Workload status of the related objects.

Use the related objects to determine if any problems are affecting only the current object or are related objects experiencing problems.

Further Analysis

Lists further analysis options to troubleshoot workload issues related to the selected analysis badge.

Further analysis uses the last 24 hours of data.

Object Resources

Configured resources for the object.

Workload Policy Settings

Policy settings shows what is going to be used for a workload.