You can select the attribute type to include in your policy so that vRealize Operations Manager can collect data from the objects in your environment. Attribute types include metrics, properties, and super metrics. You enable or disable each metric, and determine whether to inherit the metrics from base policies that you selected in the workspace.

When you add a new policy, or customize an existing policy, you must know which symptoms are available to apply to collect metrics, super metrics, and properties, so that you override the policy settings to have vRealize Operations Manager collect the data that you intend to use to generate alerts, and report the results in the dashboard scores. Symptoms require you to include metrics and properties.

You define the metric and super metric symptoms, metric event symptoms, and property symptoms in Content > Symptom Definitions.

To override the attributes and properties settings for your policy, click Administration, click Policies, click the Policy Library tab, and click the plus sign to add a policy or click the pencil icon to edit a policy. In the Add or Edit Monitoring policy workspace, on the left click Override Attributes. The attributes and properties settings for the selected object types appear in the workspace.

Override Attributes in the Add or Edit Monitoring Policy Workspace

Option

Description

Actions

Select one or more attributes in the list, and take action on the policy attributes to enable, disable, or inherit the attribute state and KPI settings.

Attribute Type

Select a combination of metrics, properties, and super metrics for vRealize Operations Manager to analyze and collect attributes for the selected object type.

State

Display attributes that are enabled, disabled, or inherited for the policy.

KPI

Determines whether the metric, property, or super metric attribute is considered to be a key performance indicator (KPI) when vRealize Operations Manager reports the collected data in the dashboards. Filter the KPI states to display attributes with KPI enabled, disabled, or inherited for the policy.

Object Type

Select the object to which the metric, property, and super metric attributes apply for the selected object type.

Per Page

The number of attributes to list per page.

Attributes data grid

Display the attributes for a specific object type. The full name for Attribute appears in a tooltip when you hover the mouse over the Attribute name.

Name. Identifies the name of the metric or property for the selected object type.

Kind. Distinguishes the type of attribute to be either a metric, property, or super metric.

Adapter. Identifies the adapter used based on the object type selected, such as Storage Devices.

Object Type. Identifies the type of object in your environment, such as StorageArray.

KPI. Indicates whether the key performance indicator is inherited from the base policy. If a violation against a KPI occurs, vRealize Operations Manager generates an alert.

State. Indicates whether the metric, property, or super metric is inherited from the base policy.