A policy is a set of conditional tests used to set custom rules for when CloudWisdom will generate an alert or other notifications. In other words, policies allow you to define various types of abnormal element behavior, then notify you when that abnormal behavior occurs.

Use the Policy Editor to add, edit, enable, disable, or delete policies.

A policy is made up of a scope, condition(s), duration, and notification(s).

  • The Scope defines the element or elements to which a policy is applied.

  • A condition is a test applied to an individual metric (or several) that is either true or false at any given time. For a policy to execute an alert and/or notification, each of its conditions must be met.

  • The Duration is the length of time for which the conditions in a policy must be met before an alert and/or notification is executed. For example, if duration is 10 minutes, each of the conditions in a policy must be met for 10 consecutive minutes before you will receive a notification or see an alert in CloudWisdom.

  • A Notification is sent if each of a policy’s conditions are met.


Policies with CloudWisdom listed in the Created By column are called default policies. They serve as recommended policy configurations that you can edit, enable, disable, or delete. For more information about default policies, see Default policies.