Preconfigured VMware Alarms and Default vSphere Alarm Actions

By | October 6, 2010

Preconfigured VMware Alarms

VMware provides preconfigured alarms for the vCenter Server system that trigger automatically when problems are detected. You only need to set up actions for these alarms.

Lists the preconfigured alarms available for the vCenter Server system.

Alarm Name

Description

Cannot Connect to Network

Monitors network connectivity on a vSwitch.

Cannot Connect to Storage

Monitors host connectivity to a storage device.

Cluster High Availability Error

Monitors high availability errors on a cluster.

Datastore Usage On Disk

Monitors datastore disk usage.

Exit Standby Error

Monitors whether a host cannot exit standby mode.

Health Status Changed

Monitors changes to service and extension health status.

Host Battery Status

Monitors host batteries.

Host Connection and Power State

Monitors host connection and power state.

Host Connection Failure

Monitors host connection failures.

Host CPU Usage

Monitors host CPU usage.

Host Error

Monitors host error and warning events.

Host Hardware Fan Status

Monitors host fans.

Host Hardware Power Status

Monitors host power.

Host Hardware System Board Status

Monitors host system boards.

Host Hardware Temperature Status

Monitors host temperature.

Host Hardware Voltage

Monitors host voltage.

Host Memory Status

Monitors host memory.

Host Memory Usage

Monitors host memory usage.

Host Processor Status

Monitors host processors.

Host Service Console SwapIn Rate

Monitors host service console memory swapin rate.

Host Service Console SwapOut Rate

Monitors host service console memory swapout rate.

Host Status for Hardware Objects

Monitors the status of host hardware objects.

Host Storage Status

Monitors host connectivity to storage devices.

License Error

Monitors license errors.

License Inventory Monitoring

Monitors the license inventory for compliancy.

Migration Error

Monitors whether a virtual machine cannot migrate or relocate, or is orphaned.

Default vSphere Alarm Actions

VMware provides default alarm actions that you can associate with an alarm. When the alarm triggers, the action occurs.

Action

Description

Alarm Object

Send a notification email

SMTP sends an email message. The SMTP must be ready when the email message is sent. You can set SMTP through vCenter Server or through Microsoft Outlook Express.

datacenter, datastore, cluster, host, resource pool, virtual machine, network, vNetwork distributed switch, dvPort group

Send a notification trap

SNMP sends a notification trap. vCenter Server is the default SNMP notification receiver. An SNMP trap viewer is required to view a sent trap.

datacenter, datastore, cluster, host, resource pool, virtual machine

Run a command

Performs the operation defined in the script you specify. It runs as separate process and does not block vCenter Server processes.

datacenter, datastore, cluster, host, resource pool, virtual machine, network, vNetwork distributed switch, dvPort group

Enter or exit maintenance mode

Puts the host in and out of maintenance mode. Maintenance mode restricts virtual machine operations on the host. You put a host in maintenance mode when you need to move or service it.

host

Enter or exit standby

Suspends or resumes the guest operating system on the virtual machine.

host

Reboot or shut down host

Reboots or shuts down the host.

host

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                                                                                                  – Melbin Mathew

Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More