vROPS 6 – How to Automate Actions

In this example we will automate the shutdown of VMs that are considered idle to help save CPU and Memory resources. Make sure you have the Python Adapters configured for the respective vCenters before beginning these steps.

  1. Click on Administration > Policies


  2. Click on Policy Library and select the policy we want to modify and click on the Edit icon


  3. Click on Alert/Symptom Definitions and search for the term Idle



  4. Notice how the Actionable Recommendations is to Power Off the VM. We will need to automate this by changing the Automate to Local


  5. Click on Save