Implementing policy decisions in vRealize Operations is typically the responsibility of the Infrastructure Administrator or the Virtual Infrastructure Administrator, but users who have privileges can also create and modify policies.

You must be aware of the policies established to analyze and monitor the resources in your IT infrastructure.

  • If you are a Network Operations engineer, you must understand how policies affect the data that vRealize Operations reports on objects, and which policies assigned to objects report alerts and issues.
  • If you are the person whose role is to recommend an initial setup for policies, you typically edit and configure the policies in vRealize Operations.
  • If your primary role is to assess problems that occur in your environment, but you do not have the responsibility to change the policies, you must still understand how the policies applied to objects affect the data that appears in vRealize Operations. For example, you might need to know which policies apply to objects that are associated with particular alerts.
  • If you are a typical application user who receives reports from vRealize Operations, you must have a high-level understanding of the operational policies so that you can understand the reported data values.