The Compliance tab provides analysis based on the vRealize Operations Manager alerts that are configured with the compliance subtype. The compliance value is used as investigative tool when you are evaluating the general state of objects in your environment, or when you are researching the root cause of a problem.

In vRealize Operations Manager, you can use the alert-based compliance that is provided or, if you also use vRealize Configuration Manager in your environment, you can add the adapter that provides vRealize Configuration Manager compliance information in place of the alert-based compliance.

The compliance alerts are configured with the compliance subtype and include one or more symptoms that represent the rules. When a compliance alert is generated, it appears on the Compliance tab as a violated standard and the triggered symptoms appear as violated rules. The rules are alert symptoms configured to identify the undesirable value or configuration. If a rule symptom is triggered for any of the standards alerts, the standard is violated and affects the badge score on the Compliance tab.

The Compliance badge value is a score based on alerts in vRealize Operations Manager where the alert symptoms are the compliance standards. The symptoms are compared to the collected data, if the symptom is triggered, then it is presented as a violated standard on the Compliance tab.

The badge value is a stepped score based on the criticality of the triggered symptoms for different object types. The badge displays one of the following values:

100 if there are no triggered standards. The badge color is green.

75 if the most critical triggered standard is Warning. The badge color is yellow.

25 if the most critical triggered standard is Immediate. The badge color is orange.

0 if the most critical triggered standard is Critical. The badge color is red.

You must customize a policy to enable alert-based compliance. If the compliance alerts are not enabled, the Compliance badge value is 100 and it is green, and there are no standards in the standards list. For example, the VMware vSphere solutions provide the alerts for the ESXi host and virtual machine sections of the vSphere Hardening Guide.

To customize policies to enable alert-based compliance, see Customize a Policy to Enable the vSphere Hardening Guide Alerts.

To view the Compliance badge, click Environment in the left pane and select the object, click the Analysis tab, and click the Compliance tab.

Compliance Based on vRealize Operations Manager Alerts Options

Item

Description

Badge status

Compliance status for the object based on the most critical of the violated standards.

The badge displays one of the following values:

100 if there are no triggered standards. The badge color is green.

75 if the most critical triggered standard is Warning. The badge color is yellow.

25 if the most critical triggered standard is Immediate. The badge color is orange.

0 if the most critical triggered standard is Critical. The badge color is red.

Compliance Trend

How the badge value for the object has changed over time.

This trend view allows you to see behavior over time and to identify when a change in a badge value indicates a change on the object.

The trend data time value is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Compliance Breakdown

Breakdown of the compliance standards by alert.

To see the violated standards, click the row in the standard table. To limit the standards list, use the following buttons.

Violated Standards. Displays only the standards alerts where at least on symptom is triggered.

All Standards. Displays all the standards alerts.

Violated rules list

The rules are the symptoms included in the compliance alert.

If you click the standard, the rules for the standard appear. If triggered, the rule is considered violated. To limit the rules list, use the following buttons.

Violated Rules. Displays only the triggered symptoms.

All Rules. Displays triggered and untriggered symptoms.

Compliance in Related Objects

Compliance status of the related objects.

Use the related objects to determine if any problems are affecting only the current object or are related objects experiencing problems.

Object Resources

Configured resources for the object.