This time I will focus on custom descriptions for the objects in vROps. When you are providing an access to vRealize Operations to your company management, many times they are not familiar with IT naming convention and it is very hard for them to analyze why some object is marked as red and if it is important at all.
We've been thinking this through with David for a bit and there are two very easy alternatives to tackle this use case. vSphere Tags and Custom Attributes in vSphere. In the following lines I will explain step-by-step procedure to use these and tackle possible problems you might hit on the way.
1) Create preferred description in vSphere. For Custom Attributes can be used local (object based) or global definitions - both works fine. At the end of this article you can see how the vSphere Tags and Custom Attributes looks like and what is better to cover your specific use-case.
2) Afterwards switch to vROps and check, if the metric is being propagated to the object. Bear in mind that it might take couple of minutes for metric to be collected.