You can create a policy for a management pack solution that you add to vRealize Operations Manager. The Manage Solution configuration provides a set of questions for you to answer to help you define the policy settings to associate with your vRealize Operations Manager solution.

The Manage Solution workspace includes a step to define monitoring goals for the solution, which presents questions to help you identify the monitoring goals for the selected solution. Your answers determine the default policy settings that vRealize Operations Manager applies to analyze and monitor the resource objects associated with the solution.

For example, you might have a production environment that is composed of four separate production areas, each of which includes specific object groups. To monitor the objects in each production area, you must set the default policy settings according to the monitoring requirements for each area. You can have vRealize Operations Manager set the default settings based on your infrastructure or virtual machines, alert you on individual objects or object groups, and so on.

To define the monitoring goals for a solution, select Administration in the left pane, and click Solutions. Select a solution and click Configure to configure a solution. The questions that you answer to establish the default settings for your monitoring goals appear in the Define monitoring goals step of the workspace.

Define Monitoring Goals Workspace

Option

Description

Policy Name

Enter a name for the policy for vRealize Operations Manager to use to establish the default settings for the solution policy. Apply the policy to analyze and report on the objects associated with the solution.

Questions to define your monitoring goals

Answer the questions in the workspace to determine the policy settings for vRealize Operations Manager to use, according to your monitoring goals, to analyze and report on the objects associated with the solution.

What do you want to monitor in your environment?

When would you like to be alerted?

What kinds of alerts do you want to see?

How much do you want to overcommit in your environment?

Do you thin provision storage in your environment?

Do you want to include network and storage I/O in your planning calculations?

Review

Review the settings, and make any changes needed before you save the default policy.

View the global packages and object types, and the policy properties settings related to each object type.