Creating low disk space alerts for the virtual machine guest file systems in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x
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Creating low disk space alerts for the virtual machine guest file systems in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x

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Article ID: 342722

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Products

VMware Aria Suite

Issue/Introduction

This article provides the steps to configure VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x to generate low disk space alerts for virtual machines.

Note: This article is not applicable to VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1, as this type of alert is included by default.

Environment

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.0.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x

Resolution

To configure vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x to generate low disk space alerts for virtual machines, new Symptom and Alert Definitions must be created.
 

Creating new Symptom Definitions

To create new Symptom Definitions:
  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as a user with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Content.
  3. Click Symptom Definitions.
  4. In the Filter box, type Guest partition and press Enter. A Symptom Definition named Guest partition disk space usage should be displayed.
  5. Select the Guest partition disk space usage Symptom Definition and then click Clone.
  6. Give the new Symptom Definition a meaningful name. For example Guest partition disk space usage reaching Warning limit.
  7. Change Info to Warning and 0 to a desired disk space usage percentage value for which a Warning level alert would be generated.
  8. Click the Save button.
    • Repeat steps 4 through 7 two more times to create Immediate and Critical level Symptom Definitions. Ensure to set the name, criticality and metric values appropriately.

Creating a new Alert Definition

To create a new Alert Definition:
  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as a user with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Content.
  3. Click Alert Definitions.
  4. In the Filter box, type guest file system and press Enter. An Alert Definition named One or more guest file systems is out of disk space should be displayed.
  5. Select the One or more guest file systems is out of disk space Alert Definition and click Clone.
  6. Give the new Alert Definition a meaningful name, for example One or more guest file systems is filling up.
  7. Update the Description to reflect the nature of the new Alert Definition.
  8. Click the Delete button next to the existing Symptom, One or more guest file systems out of space.
  9. Click Add Symptom Definitions on the left.
  10. In the filter box, type the name of the new warning level Symptom Definition and press Enter.
  11. Drag the displayed Symptom Definition in to the Drag a Symptom Definition here for this Alert Definition area on the right.
  12. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the Immediate and Critical level Symptom Definitions.
  13. Change All to Any next to Base object exhibits.
  14. Click Save.
Note: For more information on policy configuration, see the vRealize Operations Manager Customization and Administration Guide.


Additional Information

For more information on the workaround to this behavior, see User-defined Symptom Definitions might not function as expected (2108273).

User-defined Symptom Definitions might not function as expected in VMware vRealize Operations Manager