Capacity is a measurement of the amount of memory, CPU, and disk space for an object. You can turn on and configure the settings for the Capacity Remaining element for the object types in your policy.

How the Capacity Remaining Element Works

The Capacity Remaining element determines how vRealize Operations Manager reports on the available capacity until resources run out for a specific object type group.

  • The capacity remaining indicates the capability of your environment to accommodate workload.

  • Usable capacity is a measurement of the percentage of capacity available, minus the capacity affected when you use high availability.

Where You Override the Policy Capacity Remaining Element

To view and override the policy Capacity Remaining 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 capacity remaining settings for the object types that you selected in the workspace appear in the right pane.

View the Capacity Remaining 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 Capacity Remaining Element Settings in the Add or Edit Monitoring Policy Workspace



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

Capacity Remaining Score Threshold

Allows you to set the percentage at which the capacity remaining alerts must be triggered.