A fault is an object-based error condition, such as Guest file system out of space for a virtual machine, or Host connectivity for a host system. You can turn on and configure the settings for the Fault element for the object types in your policy so that you can override the settings and have vRealize Operations Manager determine and quantify the severity of problems experienced by selected objects, based on your settings.

Where You Override the Policy Fault Element

To view and override the policy Fault analysis setting, in the menu, click Administration, and then in the left pane click Policies. Click the Policy Library tab. Click the Add New Policy icon to add a policy or click the Edit Selected Policy icon to edit a policy. In the Add or Edit Monitoring policy workspace, click Analysis Settings, then select one or more objects in the left pane. The fault settings for the object types that you selected appear in the right pane.

View the Fault policy element, and configure the settings for your policy.

If you do not configure the policy element, your policy inherits the settings from the selected base policy.

Table 1. Policy Fault Element Settings in the Add or Edit Monitoring Policy Workspace

Option

Description

Overrides button

Enables you to override the policy element settings so that you can customize the policy to monitor the objects in your environment.

Badge Score Symptom Threshold

Set the symptom threshold values for the policy element to levels that update the badge scores to meet the criteria for your environment. vRealize Operations Manager uses the symptom threshold values to trigger alerts that appear in the Alerts Overview and Dashboard scores.

In the menu, click Environment and then from the left pane select an object. Click Analysis > Faults to view the badge score symptom thresholds for Faults policy settings for a selected object, as defined in the policy applied to the object.