vRealize Operations Manager includes sets of policies that you can use to monitor your environment, or as the starting point to create your own policies.

Verify that you are familiar with the policies provided with vRealize Operations Manager so that you can use them in your own environment, and to include settings in new policies that you create.

Click Administration, click Policies, click the Policy Library tab. To see the policies provided with vRealize Operations Manager, expand the Base Settings policy.

All policies exist under the Base Settings, because the data adapters and solutions installed in your vRealize Operations Manager instance provide a collective group of base settings that apply to all objects. In the policy navigation tree on the Policy Library tab, these settings are called Base Settings.

The Base Settings policy is the umbrella policy for all other policies, and appears at the top of the policy list in the policy library. All of the other policies reside under the Base Settings, because the data adapters and solutions installed in your vRealize Operations Manager instance provide a collective group of base settings that apply to all objects.

The Config Wizard Based Policy set includes policies provided with vRealize Operations Manager that you use for specific settings on objects to report on your objects. The Config Wizard Based Policy set includes several types of policies:

Capacity Management policies for Network I/O and Storage I/O

Efficiency alerts policies for infrastructure objects and virtual machines

Health alerts policies for infrastructure objects and virtual machines

Overcommit policies for CPU and Memory

Risk alerts policies for infrastructure objects and virtual machines

The Default Policy includes a set of rules that applies to the majority of your objects.

The VMware Management Policies set includes policies that you use for your type of environment, such as production as opposed to test and development. These policies contain settings that monitor for peak periods, batch and interactive workloads, and demand and allocation models. The VMware Management Policies set provided with vRealize Operations Manager include the following policies:

Functions of VMware Management Policies

VMware Management Policy

What it does

VMware Excludes over-sized analysis

Does not calculate reclaimable capacity from oversized virtual machines

VMware Optimized for 15-minute peak periods

Configured to cause capacity alerts for workloads that spike for 15 minutes.

VMware Optimized for 30-minute peak periods

Configured to cause capacity alerts for workloads that spike for 30 minutes.

VMware Policy for Batch workloads

Optimized for batch workloads that run less than four hours.

VMware Policy for Interactive workloads

Configured to be sensitive toward interactive workloads, such as a desktop or Web server, based on 15-minute peaks with large buffers.

VMware Production Policy (Demand only)

Optimized for production loads, without using allocation limits, to obtain the most capacity.

VMware Production Policy (with Allocation)

Optimized for production loads that require the demand and allocation capacity models.

VMware Production Policy (without Allocation)

Optimized for production loads that require demand capacity models, and provides the highest overcommit without contention.

VMware Test and Dev Policy (without Allocation).

Optimized for Dev and Test environments to maximize capacity without causing significant contention, because it does not include capacity planning at the virtual machine level.