Actions are the ability to update objects or read data about objects in monitored systems, and are commonly provided in vRealize Operations as part of a solution. The actions added by solutions are available from the object Actions menu, list and view menus, including some dashboard widgets, and can be added to alert definition recommendations.

The possible actions include read actions and update actions.

The read actions retrieve data from the target objects.

The update actions modifies the target objects. For example, you can configure an alert definition to notify you when a virtual machine is experiencing memory issues. Add an action in the recommendations that runs the Set Memory for Virtual Machine action. This action increases the memory and resolves the likely cause of the alert.

To see or use the actions for your vCenter Server objects, you must activate actions in the vCenter Adapter for each monitored vCenter Server instance. Actions can only be viewed and accessed if you have the required permissions.