You use the analysis and troubleshooting features of vRealize Operations Manager to examine problems that put your objects in a critical state, and identify solutions. To resolve the problems, where actions exist for the object type, you select an object and an available action that is specific to the object. Or, you can open the object in the vSphere Web Client and modify the object settings to resolve the problem.

About this task

You have used the Analysis, Troubleshooting, Details, and Environment areas of the user interface to examine the critical problems that occur on your objects. To resolve those problems, you can select actions from the Actions menu, which appears in list and view menus, and various dashboard widgets.

The actions that you can select are specific to an object type, such as a virtual machine. Although you can select an action when you have selected a host system that is experiencing critical problems related to capacity and time, all but one of the actions that you can take apply to virtual machines. The action to delete unused snapshots applies to datastores.

Prerequisites

Examine the environment relationships. See Examine the Environment Relationships.

Procedure

  1. In the menu, click Environment, then click vSphere Hosts and Clusters > vSphere World in the left pane.
  2. From the Details view, select the host system and take action.
    1. In the inventory tree, click the host system named w2-vropsqe2-009.
    2. Click Details > Views, and enter memory in the search text box.
    3. Click the view named Host Rightsizing CPU, Memory, and Disk Space.

      The host system named w2-vropsqe2-009 appears in the lower pane. You see that the provisioned CPUs and memory for the host system are wasting capacity, and realize that you can free up some capacity in an attempt to resolve the capacity problem on the host system.

      Provisioned

      Recommendation

      Reclaimable

      16 Core CPUs

      10 Core CPUs

      35 Core CPUs

      127 GB memory

      35 GB memory

      68 GB memory

      4,011 GB disk space

      11,158 GB disk space

      122 GB disk space

    4. In the lower pane, click to the right of the host system named w2-vropsqe2-009.
    5. On the toolbar in the lower pane, click the Open in external application icon, and click Open Host in vSphere Client.
    6. Log in to the vSphere Web Client, and modify the provisioned CPU and memory for the host system.
  3. (Optional) From the Environment view, select the host system and take action.
    1. In the inventory tree, click USA-Cluster.
    2. Click Environment > List.
    3. Click to the right of the name of the w2-vropsqe2-009 host system.
    4. In the lower pane, click to the right of the host system named w2-vropsqe2-009.
    5. On the toolbar in the lower pane, click the Open in external application icon, and click Open Host in vSphere Client.
    6. Log in to the vSphere Web Client, and modify the provisioned CPU and memory for the host system.
  4. (Optional) From the inventory tree, select the host system and take action.
    1. In the inventory tree, click w2-vropsqe2-009.
    2. At the top of the toolbar in the right pane, click Actions.
    3. Click Open Host in vSphere Client.
    4. Log in to the vSphere Web Client, and modify the provisioned CPU and memory for the host system.

Results

You have used the available actions to resolve problems on a host system that is experiencing critical problems. The available action appears in Content > Actions.

What to do next

To become aware of critical problems on your objects before they adversely affect the performance of other objects and your environment, create an alert definition, and optionally add actions to the alert definition recommendations.