OsburnM
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Policy Alert Definitions Automate Action shows 'Not Applicable'

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Greetings all.  vROps 6.7 Advanced here and we're attempting to enable Automated Actions with no success.

We are attempting to implement an Alert / Automated Action that automatically deletes vm snapshots after 7 days.

Below have been the steps so-far...

  1. Enabled Automated Actions in Global Settings.
  2. Enabled Actions in the vCenter Adapter.
  3. Created a custom symptom for snapshot age = 7 days.
  4. Created a custom recommendation that's leverages the 'Delete unused snapshots for VM' action.
  5. Created an Alert Definition 'Automated Alert Action for Deleting Old Snapshots' and included the above symptom & recommendation.
  6. Verified the Alert fires and that I can click the "Run Action" and it goes and deletes snapshots from a VM correctly.

So now all I should have to do is go to the Policy and enable Automate Action for the alert definition from #5 above.  But alas, when opening the Policy, hitting 'Alert / Symptom Definitions' and selecting my Alert Definitions, the list shows as 'Not Applicable' under the Automate column and it will not let me enable Automated Actions for this alert.

Anyone know what I may be missing here?

Thanks

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OsburnM
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Found my own answer.

https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Operations-Manager/6.7/vrealize-operations-manager-67-config-gui...

Page 133--  Deleting snapshots is not listed as one of the actions available for automation.

Smiley Sad That's really disappointing! :smileyconfused:

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OsburnM
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Found my own answer.

https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Operations-Manager/6.7/vrealize-operations-manager-67-config-gui...

Page 133--  Deleting snapshots is not listed as one of the actions available for automation.

Smiley Sad That's really disappointing! :smileyconfused:

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sxnxr
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you could have vrops send an email to vro when the event triggers and vro could run a workflow to delete the snapshots. There are some blogs that explain it better than i could.

OsburnM
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So I found the blog you mentioned here:  https://www.virtualiseme.net.au/index.php/learning-vro-part-5-and-vrops-trigger-flows-from-vrops-usi...

However in my investigation, I also discovered that VMare released a vROps 6.6/6.7 compatible management pack for vRO that seems to be capable of mapping alerts to vRO workflows so I think I'm gonna give that a shot first.

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carvaled
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I know I am replying to an old thread but just in case anyone is interested an wants an unsupported / unofficial way to enable automation for snapshot deletion in vROPS I have written a little how to ... https://vman.ch/vrops-enabling-automation-for-delete-snapshot-action/

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