To view the object for which the alert was generated as it relates to other objects, use the topological map on the Relationships tab in vRealize Operations Manager to visualize the environment.

As a network operations engineer, you view a datastore and the related objects in a map to further your understanding of the problem, and to determine if implementing the alert recommendations will resolve the problem that the alert identifies.

Evaluate the alert over time and in comparison to related objects. See User Scenario: Compare Alerts and Events Over Time in Response to a Datastore Alert.


In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click the Alerts icon.


Click the alert name link.

The center pane view changes to display the alert detail tabs.


Click the Relationships tab.

The Relationships tab displays the datastore in a map with the related objects. By default, the badge that this alert affects is selected only on the toolbar, and objects in the tree show a colored square to indicate the current state of the badge.


To view the alert status of the objects for the other badges, click the Health button and then the Efficiency button.

As you click each badge button, the squares on each object indicate whether an alert is generated and the criticality of the alert.


To view alerts for an object, select the object and click Show alerts.

The alert list dialog box appears, allowing you to search and sort for alerts for the object.


To view a list of the child objects for an object in the map, click the object.

A list of the number of children by object type appears at the bottom of the center pane.


Use the options to evaluate the datastore.

For example, what does the map tell you about the number of virtual machines that are associated with the datastore? If many virtual machines are associated with a datastore, moving them might free datastore disk space.

If your review of the map provided enough information to indicate that one or more of the recommendations to resolve the alert are valid, implement the recommendations. See User Scenario: Run a Recommendation On a Datastore to Resolve an Alert.

If you need more information about the affected object, continue your investigation. See User Scenario: Construct Metric Charts to Investigate the Cause of the Data Store Alert.