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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

What are policies?

In vCOps 5.8.x or its earlier versions, policies were primarily focused on capacity management and to what extent badges changed alert levels. vCOps gave the ability to change allocation ratios, including stress level, adding buffers, and all the usual virtualization capacity management settings we would like. Policies could also affect badge thresholds and alerts, but only their basic in functionalities, and in many environments settings for policies was left as default.

However, in vROps 6.0, policies have become the core of what drives vROps. All alerts, metric collections, notifications, badge scores, and capacity management values are driven by the new policy engine and can be applied to a single object or the entire environment. The following bullets shed some more light on the different areas that policies now drive:

  • Policies for any solution or adapter: With the merged UI and the shift of focus towards treating all solutions and adapters equally, polices are no...