Actions are the ability to update objects or read data about objects in monitored systems, and are commonly provided in vRealize Operations Manager as part of a solution. The actions added by solutions are available from the object Actions menu, list and view menus, including some dashboard widgets, and can be added to alert definition recommendations.

The possible actions include read actions and update actions.

The read actions retrieve data from the target objects.

The update actions make changes to the target objects. For example, if you configure an alert definition to notify you when a virtual machine is experiencing memory issues, you can add an action the recommendations that runs the Set Memory for Virtual Machine action. This action increases the memory and resolves the likely cause of the alert.

To see or use the actions for your vCenter Server objects , you must configure a vCenter Python Actions Adapter for each monitored vCenter Server instance.