To collect data from an object, you might need to add an object or edit an existing object in your environment. For example, you might need to add objects for an adapter that does not support autodiscovery, or change the maintenance schedule of an existing object.

In the left pane, select Administration > Inventory Explorer. Click the plus sign to add an object or the pencil to edit the selected object.

Items that appear in the window depend on the object that you are editing. Not all options can be changed.

Manage Objects Add or Edit Options

Options

Description

Display name

Name of the object. Use only letters and numbers. Do not use nonalphanumeric characters or spaces.

Description

(Optional) For informational purposes only.

Adapter Type

If you are editing an object, you cannot change the adapter type.

Adapter Instance

If you are editing an object, you cannot change the adapter instance.

Object Type

If you are editing an object, you cannot change the object type. More configuration options might appear, depending on the object type.

Collection Interval

The collection interval for an object influences the collection status for the object. The collection interval for the adapter instance determines how often to collect data. For example, if the collection interval for an adapter instance is set to five minutes, setting the collection interval for an object to 30 minutes prevents the object from having the No Data Receiving collection status after five collection cycles or 25 minutes.

In cases of adapter instances such as vRealizeOpsMgrAPI and HttpPost that push data to vRealize Operations Manager through the REST API, when data is no longer pushed, the status of the adapter instance is changed to Down after five collection intervals. For example, if the process pushes data every ten minutes and is stopped, the status of the adapter instance is changed to Down after 50 minutes. This behavior is expected for these adapter instance types.

Dynamic Thresholding

On by default, to enable dynamic thresholding and early warning smart alerts. See vRealize Operations Manager Dynamic Thresholds