One of the weaker aspects of vCOps 5.x is its ability to customize alerting, particularly if the standard version is used. These alerts focus on the major and minor badges and, with the exclusion of faults, often struggle to relay the actual issue to the administrator, apart from the obvious degraded badge status.
Actions and recommendations are new for vROps 6.0. Some argue that there were recommendations in the previous versions that were really tied up in the alert information or an output of a report. However, the recommendations that vROps 6.0 can produce are rule-based, 100 percent configurable, and in near real time.
In this chapter we will look at:
How to configure our own alerts
How to configure symptoms
How to create and use our own recommendations and attach an action