vRealize Operations 6 – how to add super metric to objects

The steps to create super metric changes quite a fair bit in version 6. I covered it here.

After you create it, you need to ensure it’s part of a policy. Otherwise, it will not show up in the object you applied to.

You can choose which policy you want to apply it to. In my case below, I chose the Default policy. I know it’s the default as there is a little D icon next to it, as you can see if you enlarge the screenshot. For the policy you’re choosing, ensure it covers the objects. You can see the objects covered at the lower pane of the screen.

Policy 2

You need to edit the policy. To do that, go to the Policy Library tab and find it. Click on the edit icon.

Policy 3

A dialog box will open. Click on step no 4 Override Attribute. Your screenshot should look like the one below.

Policy 4

Since there are many items shown, you want to filter it. Choose the Attribute Type, and deselect all except supermetric. As shown on the next screenshot, it has 1 supermetric that it not yet enabled. The status is Inherited.

Policy 5

To enable it, simply click on it, and choose Local. You can enable multiple lines.

Policy 6

And that’s all you need to do. Yes, I agree that the steps can be made easier.

As you can see below, it appears in the object that I applied it. In this example, I applied it to a cluster since this is a cluster level super metric.

Policy 7

Do not apply to object types that are not relevant, as it would show up in the objects. Notice the 3rd chart has a later starting time. This is because I created the first 2 supermetrics earlier (and enabled them earlier).

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