The Metric / Super Metric Symptom Definitions is a list of the metric-based symptoms defined in your vRealize Operations environment. You use the information in the list to evaluate the defined metric threshold triggering states and determine if you want to add, edit, or clone symptoms.

Where You Find Metric / Super Metric Symptoms

To manage symptoms based on metrics and super metrics, from the left menu, click Configure > Alerts, and then in the right pane, click Symptom Definitions > Metric / Property.

You can also define symptoms as you are defining alerts in the Alert Definition Workspace.

Table 1. Metric / Super Metric Symptoms Options
Option Description
Toolbar options
Use the toolbar options to manage your symptoms. You can select multiple symptoms using Ctrl+click or Shift+click.
  • Add. Add a symptom definition.
Click the horizontal ellipsis to perform the following actions.
  • Edit. Modify the selected symptom definition. Any changes you make affect the alert definitions that include this symptom. You cannot edit a symptom that manages a badge.
  • Delete. Remove the selected symptom definition. You cannot delete an alert that is used in an alert definition. To delete a symptom, you must first remove it from the alert definitions in which it is used. You cannot delete a symptom that manages a badge.
  • Clone. Create a copy of the selected symptom definition.
  • Export. Downloads the symptom definition.
  • Import. Allows you to import symptom definitions. To import:
    • Click the Import option from the horizontal ellipsis.
    • Click Browse and select the file to import.
    • Select if you want to Overwrite or Skip the file in case of a conflict.
    • Click Import to import the symptom definition, and click Done.
All Filters

Limits the list to symptoms matching the filter.

You can also sort on the columns in the data grid.

Quick Filter (Name)

Limits the list based on the text you type.


Descriptive name of the symptom.

Adapter Type

Adapter type for which the symptom is configured.

Object Type

Base object type against which the symptom is defined.

Metric Key

Text string that is used as a reference key for the metric. You can use the metric key to locate additional information about how the system statistics are derived from the metric.


Operator used to compare the current value to the threshold value, and trigger the symptom.


Triggering threshold for the symptom. The threshold and the operator combine to set the point at which the symptom is triggered.

Defined By

Indicates whether the symptom was created by a user or provided with a solution adapter.

Last Modified Displays the date on which the symptom was last modified.
Modified By Displays the name of the user who last modified the symptom.