Adding a rule

This topic describes how you can create, configure and manage out-of-the-box and template-based Resource Monitor Rules in Basic and Advanced modes for the following environments:

  • AIX Virtualization
  • Cloud
  • Solaris Virtualization

Note

The information in this topic is specific to adding rules for environments other than VMware. To add a rule for your VMware Virtualized environment, see Adding a rule for VMware.

Adding a new rule in Basic and Advanced modes

To add a new Resource Monitor rule in Basic (default) and Advanced modes, perform the following task:

  1. Go to Administration > Resource Monitor > Rules.
  2. In the Resource Monitor rules page, click  Add new rule, and enter values and make appropriate selections for the following properties:

    Properties marked with (tick) are available only while adding a rule in Advanced mode. To switch (toggle) to Advanced mode, click Advanced towards the bottom-left of the New resource monitor rule page.

    PropertyDescription
    General
    NameA name for your rule
    (Optional) DescriptionA description for the rule. Example: VMware Datastore over-saturation rule.
    Generation ScheduleSelect one of the following values:
    • Resource Monitor - daily: Run the rule daily.
    • Resource Monitor - weekly: Run the rule weekly.
    Rule type

    Select based on template.

    Template group

    Select any one of the following template groups:

    At this point, the page is refreshed, and a set of default conditions are added under Conditions as per the selection in Template .

    TemplateSelect any one of the following out-of-the-box templates per Template group:
    1. AIX Virtualization: Select any one of the following templates for this template group:
      • AIX Virtualization - LPAR File System Used : Generates saturation alerts for LPAR File System forecasted usage.
      • AIX Virtualization - LPAR Saturation : Generates saturation alerts for AIX LPAR CPU and Memory forecasted usage.
    2. Cloud: Select any one of the following templates for this template group:
      • Cloud - Compute Pools Saturation : Generates saturation alerts for Cloud Compute Pools based on CPU and Memory forecasted usage
      • Cloud - Datastore Pools Saturation : Generates saturation alerts for Cloud Datastore Pools based on forecasted usage
      • Cloud - PODs Saturation : Generates saturation alerts for Cloud PODs based on CPU, Memory and Storage forecasted usage
      • Cloud - Compute Pools Saturation
    3. Diagnostic: Select the following template for this template group:
      • Self-monitoring: Generates alerts for self monitoring.
    4. Solaris Virtualization : Select any one of the following templates for this template group:
      • Solaris Virtualization - LDOM File System Used : Generates saturation alerts for LDOM File System forecasted usage
      • Solaris Virtualization - LDOM Saturation : Generates saturation alerts for Solaris LDOM CPU and Memory forecasted usage
    5. System: Select the following template for this template group:
      • Generic - Future Saturation: Generates alerts for thresholds that will be crossed on a future date.
    6. VMware Virtualization: For more information, see Adding a rule to provide vSphere recommendations.
    Template descriptionDescribes in plain the text what the selected template does. The description changes as per the selection in Template.
    ConditionsDisplays the applicable Conditions that you can set for the particular Template you selected above. All Templates for all Template groups have the same settable condition, as described in the following row.
    Settable Condition for all Templates in all Template groups
    ConditionDescription
    Risk: Future Saturation

    Generate a:

    • Warning alert: If the number of Days to Saturation is less than or equal to the value that you specify for MIN (Warning Days to Saturation), or a
    • Critical alert: If the number of Days to Saturation is less than or equal to the value that you specify for MIN (Critical Days to Saturation)
    Filters
    Period typeSelect one of the following values:
    • Manually specified: If you select this option, manually specify the following values for  Condition period : number of days, hour/day/week/month resolution, also select whether you want to  Include the current day  to the period, then click  Apply .

    • Use time filter: If you select this option, select a period from the  Condition period  drop-down list.
    Entity selection method

    Select any one of the following options:

    1. Entity filter: Select an entity from the Select entity filter list. Subsequent filter properties that are applicable to this selection are:
      1. Select entity filter
      2. Specified system types
      3. Specified business driver types
    2. All entities: Select all entities in all domains. Subsequent filter properties that are applicable to this selection are:
      1. Specified system types
      2. Specified business driver types
    3. All entities of a domain: Select all entities from a particular Domain. Subsequent filter properties that are applicable to this selection are:
      1. Domain (Multiple selection)
      2. Specified system types
      3. Specified business driver types
    4. All entities of a domain and its subdomains: Select all entities from a particular domain and all its subdomains. Subsequent filter properties that are applicable to this selection are:
      1. Domain (Single selection)
      2. Specified system types
      3. Specified business driver types
    5. Specified entities: Select specific entities.  Subsequent filter properties that are applicable to this selection are:
      1. Specified systems or business drivers
      2. Specified system types
      3. Specified business driver types
    Specified systems or business driversClick to select systems or business drivers from Source and drag to add them to Selection. To remove a selection, hover your pointer over it and click X.
    Select entity filterSelect an entity from the drop-down list.
    Domain (Multiple selection)Click to select domains from Source and drag to add them to Selection. To remove a selection, hover your pointer over it and click X.
    Domain (Single selection)Select a domain from the domain selector control.
    Specified system types

    Add specified system types to the rule:

    • Click Edit to add system types.
    • Select Available items and click >> to add them to Selected items. Use Shift+click to add multiple system types at once.
    • Click Apply. (To remove items, click Edit, multi\select items under Selected items and click << )
    Specified business driver types

    Add specified business driver types to the rule:

    • Click Edit to add business driver types.
    • Select Available items and click >> to add them to Selected items. Use Shift+click to add multiple business driver types at once.
    • Click Apply. (To remove items, click Edit, multi\select itesm under Selected items and click << )
    (tick) Exclude systems or business driversSelect specific systems or business drivers part of the included domain that you want to exclude from the rule definition.
    Actions
    Actions to perform

    Select the appropriate actions:

    • Send an alert mail: Type the email addresses for recipients of alert notifications, separated by a semicolon (;).Selecting this option introduces the following fields:
      • Send an email to: Enter an email address to send the alert email to.
      • Admin copy: Select the Send to all BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Admins check box if you want to send a copy of the alert email to product administrators.
      • Mail attachment: Select any one of the following options:
        • Nothing: The alert email has no attachments.
        • Attach a report: Select this option to choose a report from the Report selector control.
      • Mail template name: Specify the name of the custom email template that you have already created.

        Ensure that you specify the exact template name. Also, ensure that the template is available in the <TSCO Application Server installation directory>/repository/templates/email folder.

    • Send an SNMP trap: Select  to send SNMP traps for alerts. If SNMP traps have not been configured, selecting this option has no effect.
    • Publish events to BPPM:
    • Change the status of alerted systems/business drivers and domains based on Risk conditions: Selecting this option introduces the following report selector control:
      • Change status of the following reports: Select a report from the list whose status you want to change.

  3. Click Save.

    Your new rule is saved and added to the Resource monitor rules table, and is enabled by default.

The following image shows an example of the New resource monitor rule page that is displayed while adding a new rule in Basic mode.

Adding a new rule

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