Alerts indicate a problem in your environment. Alerts are generated when the collected data for an object is compared to alert definitions for that object type and the defined symptoms are true. When an alert is generated, you are presented with the triggering symptoms, so that you can evaluate the object in your environment, and with recommendations for how to resolve the alert.
Alerts notify you when an object or group of objects are exhibiting symptoms that are unfavorable for your environment. By monitoring and responding to alerts, you stay aware of problems and can react to them in a timely fashion.
Generated alerts drive the status of the top level badges, Health, Risk, and Efficiency.
In addition to responding to alerts, you can generally respond to the status of badges for objects in your environment.
You cannot assign alerts to vRealize Operations Manager users. Your users must take ownership of an alert.