The Property Symptom Definitions is a list of the property-based symptoms in your vRealize Operations Manager environment. You use the information in the list to evaluate the defined property triggering states and determine whether to add, edit, or clone symptoms.

Where You Find Property Symptoms

To manage symptoms based on properties, in the menu, click Alerts and then in the left pane, click Alert Settings > Symptom Definitions > Metric/Property.

You can also define symptoms as you are defining alerts in the Alert Definition Workspace.

Table 1. Property Symptoms Definitions Options



Toolbar options

Use the toolbar options to manage your symptoms. You can select multiple symptoms using Ctrl+click or Shift+click.

  • Add. Add a symptom definition.

  • Edit. Modify the selected symptom definition. Any changes you make affect the alert definitions that include this symptom. You cannot edit a symptom that manages a badge.

  • Delete. Remove the selected symptom definition. You cannot delete an alert that is used in an alert definition. To delete a symptom, you must first remove it from the alert definitions in which it is used. You cannot delete a symptom that manages a badge.

  • Clone. Create a copy of the selected symptom definition.

  • Export and Import. Export the file as xml from one vRealize Operations Manager so that you can import the file on another instance. When you import the file, if you encounter a conflict, you can override the existing file or not import the new file.

All Filters

Limits the list to symptoms matching the filter.

You can also sort on the columns in the data grid.

Quick Filter (Name)

Limits the list based on the text you type.

Adapter Type

Adapter type for which the symptom is configured.

Object Type

Base object type against which the symptom is defined.


Text string that is used as a reference key for the property. You can use the property to locate additional information about the property.


Operator used to compare the threshold value to the current value.


Text string that is the compared value for the property.

Defined By

Indicates whether the symptom was created by a user or provided with a solution adapter.