To create a policy, you can inherit the settings from an existing policy, and you can modify the settings in existing policies if you have adequate permissions. After you create a policy, or edit an existing policy, you can apply the policy to one or more groups of objects.
Policies A policy is a set of rules that you define for vRealize Operations Manager to use to analyze and display information about the objects in your environment. You can create, modify, and administer policies to determine how vRealize Operations Manager displays data in dashboards, views, and reports.
Operational Policies Determine how to have vRealize Operations Manager monitor your objects, and how to notify you about problems that occur with those objects.
Types of Policies There are three types of policies such as default policies, custom policies, and policies that are offered with vRealize Operations Manager.
Using the Policy Workspace to Create and Modify Operational Policies You can use the workflow in the policy workspace to create local policies quickly, and update the settings in existing policies. Select a base policy to use as the source for your local policy settings, and modify the thresholds and settings used for analysis and collection of data from objects or object groups in your environment. A policy that has no local settings defined inherits the settings from its base policy to apply to the associated objects or object groups.
Define Monitoring Goals for vRealize Operations Manager Solutions The Manage Solution configuration for the vSphere solution provides a set of questions for you to answer to help you define the default policy settings associated with your vCenter Adapter. You can create a policy for a management pack solution that you add to vRealize Operations Manager.