To begin creating a monitoring policy specific to your environment, you provide answers to questions that configure your default policy for this solution. Monitoring policies determine how vRealize Operations Manager evaluates the collected data and calculates trends.

This page of the Manage Solution - VMware vSphere wizard is available the first time you configure a vSphere solution. It is not available when you configure additional solutions.

Configure the adapter for your vCenter Server instance. See vRealize Operations.

To run actions on the vCenter Server instance for which you configured the adapter, configure the vCenter Python Actions Adapter. See Add a vCenter Python Actions Adapter Instance in vRealize Operations Manager.


On the Define Monitoring Goals page of the Manage Solution - VMware vSphere wizard, create a base monitoring policy or use the current policy.



Skip policy customization and use the default base policy settings.

To use the current default policy, select the check box.

If you do not select this option, you must complete all the questions in this page.

Which objects to you want to be alerted on in your environment?

Determines which objects you manage with vRealize Operations Manager.

Which type of alerts do you want to enable?

Determines which alert badge notifications you want to see in your environment.

Alert definitions are configured to affect Health, Risk, or Efficiency when an alert is generated. Select one or more of the alert types for which you want to receive alerts.

How much do you want to overcommit CPU and Memory in your environment?

Determines how objects are monitored based on how you prefer to oversubscribe resources and whether you want to allow overcommitment for CPU and Memory.

CPU overcommitment is running more vCPUs on a host than the total number of physical processor cores in the host.

Memory overcommitment is allowing a virtual machine to use more memory space than the physical host has available.

Do you want to include Network & Storage I/O when analyzing capacity and workload?

Determines whether you want network and storage input and output values included in your capacity calculations.


Click Finish.

The vCenter Server adapter is configured and collecting data using the specified monitoring policy. The action adapter can run actions on target objects.

To verify that the adapter is configured and collecting data, view the inventory data for the configured vCenter Server instances.

Configure the user roles for the actions. See Configure User Access for vCenter Server Actions in vRealize Operations Manager.