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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

Metric terminology and definitions

Now, granted this section heading may not sound like the most interesting subject, but before we get into building super metrics, we need to understand the various definitions around metrics. Too many administrators find super metrics difficult, not because they fail to have use cases or struggle with the math, but because they fail to understand the different terminologies surrounding metrics and how they should be built.

On top of this, during this book, and especially this chapter and the previous chapter, terms such as objects and attribute types are often used, and if you are still aren't 100 percent sure about their meaning, it is time to put that to bed. We will also cover some of the terms that have changed their name between Operations Manager 5.x and 6.0.


First up is understanding what an object is and what an object type is. An object is a single entity in vROps such as a virtual machine, a datastore, a switch, and so on. The individual...