You can create and edit custom groups of objects to have vRealize Operations collect data from the objects and display the results in the dashboards and views so that you can monitor your objects and take action on them when problems occur.

How the Custom Groups Workspace Works

When you create a new object group, you define a meaningful group name, and select the group type. To associate the custom object group with a policy for analysis, you select the policy in the group creation wizard. You can leave the policy selection blank to not associate a policy with the object group. When the policy selection is blank, the custom object group is associated with the policy that is designated as the default policy.

You select the object types, and determine whether membership in the object group is static, dynamic, or a combination of static and dynamic membership.

  • To create a static object group, you add objects to the group. You do not include criteria for object membership.
  • To create a dynamic object group that vRealize Operations updates based on specific criteria, you select the object type and define membership criteria for the group based on metrics, relationships, and properties.

When you add objects to a custom object group, a new folder appears in the Custom Groups navigation pane on the left, and includes the member objects.

Where You Create and Modify Object Groups

To create or modify static or dynamic object groups, or object groups that have a combination of static and dynamic membership, click Environment > Custom Groups. The Custom Groups tab displays a list of custom object groups, and the object groups for adapters added to vRealize Operations .

To edit existing groups, select a group and click the edit icon on the Custom Groups tab.