An event is any change to an object that is identified by a change in the vRealize Operations Manager metrics for that object. You can compare changes to an object with symptoms and other data to identify a possible cause for a generated alert.

You can configure the chart to display various combinations of data, allowing you to identify events that contribute to the alert you are investigating.

In the left pane, select Environment, and select a group, application, or inventory object. Click the Troubleshooting tab and click the Events tab.

Troubleshooting Events Options

Option

Description

Badge

Displays the selected badge with the color appropriate to the state of the badge.

Zoom to Fit

Resets the chart to fit in the available space.

Zoom by X

Enlarges the selected area on the X axis when you use the range selector in the chart to select a subset of the chart. You can use Zoom by X and Zoom by Y simultaneously.

Zoom by Y

Enlarges the selected area on the Y axis when you use the range selector in the chart to select a subset of the chart. You can use Zoom by X and Zoom by Y simultaneously.

Zoom the View

Resizes the current chart when you use the range selector.

Pan

When you are in zoom mode, allows you to drag the enlarged section of the chart so that you can view higher or lower, earlier or later values for the metric.

Show Data Values

Enables the data point tooltips if you switched to a zoom or pan option.

When you click a data point, the event is highlighted in the event data grid.

Select Alert Status

Limits the alerts in the chart to the canceled or active alerts. If no status is selected, all alerts are displayed.

This option applies only to alerts, not to fault and change events. Change events and active faults are always displayed in the chart.

Select Alert Type

Select one or more alert types. The types are assigned when the alert is defined. If no type is selected, all alerts are displayed.

Select Criticality Level

Limits the alerts to those matching the selected criticality level. If no criticality is selected, all alerts are displayed.

Show Change Events

Shows or hides the change events. Change events are changes to the object that might or might not result in an alert.

Show Self Events

Shows or hides the events for the current object.

Show Parent Events

Shows or hides the events for the parent object of the current object.

Show Child Events

Shows or hides the events for the descendants of the impacted object.

Show Peer Events

Shows or hides the events for objects like the impacted object.

Date Controls

Limits the data in the chart to the selected time frame.

Events chart

Shows the events and alerts over time by criticality, and other data options you select in the toolbar.

Events data grid

Shows a list of events and alerts when you select at least one of the following display options:

Show Self Events

Show Parent Events

Show Child Events

Show Peer Events

Open in external application

Actions you can run on the selected object.

For example, Open Virtual Machine in vSphere Client.