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VMware vRealize Operations Essentials by Matthew Steiner

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Symptom Definitions

As mentioned earlier, it is one or more Symptom Definitions that defines when an alert is triggered. There are four different Symptom Definition types:

  • Metric/Property
  • Message Event
  • Fault
  • Metric Event

If you are creating your own custom alerts, you will generally be working with Metric/Property Symptom Definitions. The other three are generally used by vRealize Operations itself, or by Solutions.

Symptom Criticality

The description of every symptom includes its Criticality. This is a measure of how important the symptom is. There are four levels of Criticality:

  • Info: Typically used to describe the object state, for example, Virtual machine is powered off, which is a symptom that might be used to suppress alerts that aren't relevant ...

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