Alert definitions are a combination of symptoms and recommendations that you combine to identify problem areas in your environment and generate alerts on which you can act for those areas. You use the Alert Definitions to manage your vRealize Operations Manager alert library, and to add or modify the definitions.

To manage your alert definitions, click Content in the left pane, and click Alert Definitions.

Alert Definition Options

Option

Description

Toolbar options

Use the toolbar options to manage your alert definitions.

Add. Add an alert definition.

Edit. Modify the selected definition.

Delete. Remove the selected definition.

Clone. Create a copy of the selected definition so that you can customize it for your needs.

Export or Import. Export the selected definition so that you can import it on another vRealize Operations Manager instance.

Filtering options

Limits the list of alerts to those matching the filter you create.

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

Name

Name of the alert definition, which is also the name of the alert that appears when the symptoms are triggered.

Adapter Type

Adapter that manages the selected base object type.

Object Type

Base object type against which the alert is defined.

Alert Type

Metadata that is used to classify the alert when it is generated.

You define the value on the Alert Impact page of the workspace.

Alert Subtype

Subcategory of the alert type and is the metadata that is used to classify the alert when it is generated.

You define the value on the Alert Impact page of the workspace.

Criticality

Severity of the alert when it is generated. The criticality includes the following possible values:

Symptom. Alert is configured to display symptom based criticality.

Critical

Immediate

Warning

Info

Impact

Alert is configured to affect the Health, Risk, or Efficiency badge.

Defined by

Indicates who added the alert definition. The alert can be added by an adapter, a user, or the vRealize Operations Manager system.