A custom profile defines a hypothetical configuration of a virtual machine. Custom profiles help you determine how many instances of that virtual machine can fit in your environment, depending on the capacity remaining and the configuration of the parent object. You enable the custom profile in policies for specific object types. The custom profiles are used to calculate VM remaining when the policy is selected for those object types in the Capacity tab of the vRealize Operations Cloud object browser.

How Custom Profiles Work

As with default profiles, custom profiles is based on metric values for a virtual machine. You can add as many custom profiles as you need for an object. For example, you might create one custom profile for a virtual machine that has a memory demand model of 2 GB. You create another custom profile that has a memory demand model of 4 GB.

vRealize Operations Cloud uses custom profiles to calculate the number of instances of those virtual machines that can fit in your environment for specific objects. The number of virtual machines is based on the capacity allocation and demand defined for the object.

After you define the metric values for a custom profile, you configure for which policies and object types the custom profiles are enabled.

How Custom Profiles are Related to Policies

After you create a custom profile, you enable it in a policy for one or more of the following object types:
  • Datastores
  • Datastore clusters
  • Cluster compute resource

The custom profile is then available for all objects of that object type in the Capacity tab of the vRealize Operations Cloud object browser.

To determine how many instances of the virtual machine with a specific configuration as defined by the custom profile you can include in the parent object, go to the Capacity tab of the parent object in Environment > Object Browser. Select the Capacity Remaining | Virtual Machine Remaining pane. Select the policy in which the custom profile is enabled, from the top right hand side drop-down list. The custom profiles appear in the VM remaining section and indicate how many instances of the virtual machine can fit in your environment. The overall virtual machine remaining is based on the most constrained profile.

Where You Find Custom Profiles

In the left menu, click Configure > Custom Profiles. A list of all the custom profiles available in vRealize Operations Cloud is displayed in a table. Click the name of a custom profile from the Name column to view the metric values and policies of that custom proile on the right pane.

Table 1. Options in the Custom Profiles Page
Option Description
Toolbar options

In the toolbar click Add to add a custom profile for a specific object type. Click the Vertical Ellipses against a profile to perform the following actions:

  • Delete. Delete the selected profile.
  • Export. Export the selected profile.
  • Import. Import selected profiles.
Sorting options

Filter the list to display profiles that match the filter you create. You can sort by name, description, object type, or adapter type.

Filter and Search Use the advanced filter and search box to look for custom profiles. Click the drop-down icon to search by name, description, object type, adapter type.