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Mastering vRealize Operations Manager

By : Chris Slater, Scott Norris
Book Image

Mastering vRealize Operations Manager

By: Chris Slater, Scott Norris

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Mastering vRealize Operations Manager
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Just Messing Around

Chapter 13. Alerting, Actions, and Recommendations

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