Actions are the method you use to configuration changes on managed objects that you initiate from vRealize Operations Manager. These actions are available to add to alert recommendations.

How the Actions Overview List Works

Actions are defined to run on the target object from different object levels, allowing you to add actions as recommendations for alert definitions that are configured for different base objects. The Actions overview is a list of actions available in your environment.

Where You Find the Actions Overview List

To view the available actions, in the menu, click Alerts and then in the left pane, click Alert Settings > Actions.

Table 1. Actions Overview Options

Option

Description

Filter options

Limits the list to actions matching the filter.

Action Name

Name of the action. Duplicate names indicate that the action name is provided by more than one adapter or has more than one associated object.

Action Type

Type of action that the action performs, either read or update.

  • Update actions make changes to the target objects.

  • Read actions retrieve data from the target objects.

Adapter Type

Name of the configured adapter that provides the action.

Resource Adapter Type

Adapter that provides the action.

Associated Object Types

Indicates the object level at which the action instance runs.

Recommendations

Indicates whether the action is used in at least one recommendation.

The actions named Delete Unused Snapshots for Datastore Express and Delete Unused Snapshots for VM Express appear, but can only be run in the user interface from an alert whose first recommendation is associated with this action. You can use the REST API to run these actions.

The actions named Set Memory for VM Power Off Allowed, Set CPU Count for VM Power Off Allowed, and Set CPU Count and Memory for VM Power Off Allowed are also not visible except in the alert recommendations, and are intended to be used to automate the actions with the Power Off Allowed flag set to true.