vRealize Operations provides definitions for the metrics, properties, and alerts defined on objects in your environment. Metric Definitions in vRealize OperationsMetric definitions provide an overview of how the metric value is calculated or derived. If you understand the metric, you can better tune vRealize Operations to display results that help you to manage your environment. Alert Definitions in vRealize Operations ManagerAlert definitions are a combination of symptoms and recommendations that identify problem areas in vRealize Operations and generate alerts on which you act for those areas. Property Definitions in vRealize OperationsProperties are attributes of objects in the vRealize Operations environment. You use properties in symptom definitions. You can also use properties in dashboards, views, and reports.