Density is a measurement of the sizing ratio of your objects based on available CPU as opposed to demand, and available memory as opposed to demand. You can unlock and configure the settings for the Density element for the object types in your policy. You can override the base policy settings and have vRealize Operations Manager report on the density results for virtual machines and related objects, such as the ratios of virtual machines to hosts, memory demand, and CPU demand. For example, to reduce the virtual machine density on a host machine, move some of the virtual machines to another host.

To view and override the policy Density analysis setting, click Administration, click Policies, and click the Policy Library tab. Click the plus sign to create a policy or the pencil to edit a selected policy. In the Add or Edit Monitoring policy workspace, click Analysis Settings, then select one or more objects in the left pane. The density settings for the object types that you selected appear in the right pane.

View the Density policy element, and configure the settings for your policy.

If you do not configure the policy element, your policy inherits the settings from the selected base policy.

Policy Density Element Settings in the Add or Edit Monitoring Policy Workspace



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Enables you to override the policy element settings so that you can customize the policy to monitor the objects in your environment.

Badge Score Symptom Threshold

Set the symptom threshold values for the policy element to levels that update the badge scores to meet the criteria for your environment. vRealize Operations Manager uses the symptom threshold values to trigger alerts that appear in the Alerts Overview and Dashboard scores.

Select Environment > Object > Analysis > Density to view the badge score symptom thresholds for Density policy settings for a selected object, as defined in the policy applied to the object.