Density is a measurement of the sizing ratio of your objects based on available CPU as opposed to demand, and available memory as opposed to demand. You can unlock and configure the settings for the Density element for the object types in your policy. You can override the base policy settings and have vRealize Operations Manager report on the density results for virtual machines and related objects, such as the ratios of virtual machines to hosts, memory demand, and CPU demand. For example, to reduce the virtual machine density on a host machine, move some of the virtual machines to another host.

To view and override the policy Density analysis setting, in the menu, click Administration, and then in the left pane click Policies. Click the Policy Library tab. Click the Add New Policy icon to add a policy or click the Edit Selected Policy icon to edit a policy. In the Add or Edit Monitoring policy workspace, click Analysis Settings, then select one or more objects in the left pane. The density settings for the object types that you selected appear in the right pane.

View the Density policy element, and configure the settings for your policy.

If you do not configure the policy element, your policy inherits the settings from the selected base policy.

Policy Density Element Settings in the Add or Edit Monitoring Policy Workspace

Option

Description

Lock icon

Enables you to override the policy element settings so that you can customize the policy to monitor the objects in your environment.

Badge Score Symptom Threshold

Set the symptom threshold values for the policy element to levels that update the badge scores to meet the criteria for your environment. vRealize Operations Manager uses the symptom threshold values to trigger alerts that appear in the Alerts Overview and Dashboard scores.

In the menu, click Environment, and then in the left pane select an object. Click Analysis > Density to view the badge score symptom thresholds for Density policy settings for a selected object, as defined in the policy applied to the object.