You define metric event symptoms, which are based on reported violations of metric thresholds from monitored systems, so that you can create one or more of the symptoms that you can add to an alert definition in vRealize Operations Manager .
How Metric Event Symptom Definitions Work
A metric event symptom is triggered when vRealize Operations Manager receives a metric event for the metric and event type defined in the symptom. The event type specifies whether the metric is above, below, equal to, or not equal to the threshold set on the monitored system.
Where You Find the Metric Event Symptom Definition Workspace
To define symptoms based on metric events, in the left pane, in the menu, click Alerts and then in the left pane, click . Select the Metric Event tab and click Add to define a property-based symptom in the workspace.
You can also define symptoms as you are defining alerts in the Alert Definition Workspace.
Components that you use to create symptoms.
|Based Object Type||
Object against which the symptom is evaluated.
Based on the select object type, the list of available metrics displays only the metrics applicable to the object type.
If a property is not listed in the common properties list, based on the selected based object type, use Select Resource to inspect the properties of a selected object so that you can locate the property that you must use to create the symptom. Even though you select a property for a specific object, the symptom definition is applicable to all objects with that property in your environment.
Use a word search to limit the number of items that appear in the list.
|Metric Event list||
List of the metric events for the selected base object type.
|Symptom definition workspace||
Click and drag the metric to the right pane.
You can configure a single threshold or add multiple thresholds.
For example, configure a symptom where, when the virtual machine CPU usage is above the threshold defined in the monitored system, the metric event is above the threshold on the system.
Configure the options: