To create an alert definition that is also a compliance standard, you first configure the name, base object type, and the alert impact.

The name of the alert is the name of the standard on the Compliance tab.

1

In the menu, click Alerts and select Alert Definitions from the Alert Settings drop-down menu in the left pane.

2

Click the plus sign to add a definition.

3

Type a name and description.

In this scenario, enter Organization Host Compliance Standards.

4

Click Base Object Type, expand vCenter Adapter in the drop-down menu, and select Host System.

5

Click Alert Impact and configure the metadata for this alert definition.

a

From the Impact drop-down menu, select Risk.

b

From the Criticality drop-down menu, select Symptom Based.

c

From the Alert Type and Subtype drop-down menu, expand Virtualization/Hypervisor and select Compliance.

Any alert where you use the Compliance subtype is processed as a compliance standard.

d

Configure the Wait Cycle and Cancel Cycle with a value of 1.

Add the symptoms that act as the compliance rules. See Add Symptoms to the Host Compliance Standard.