Default Alarms in vCenter

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Export a List of Alarms

You can export, to a system file, a list of alarms defined on any managed object in the inventory. The list of alarms for an object includes alarms set on all child objects.

Procedure

1. Select vCenter
2. Click Definitions.
3. Select File > Export > Export List.
5. In the Save As dialog box, specify the directory, file name, and file type for the exported file. CSV, HTML are the among options
6. Click Save.

Below is sample

How to Enable/disable alarm in bulk?

You disable alarm actions for a selected inventory object. You can also disable alarm actions across multiple objects at one time from the object tab. For example, to disable the alarm actions for multiple virtual machines on a host, go to the Virtual Machines tab of the host. When you disable the alarm actions for an object, they continue to occur on child objects.
When you disable alarm actions, all actions on all alarms for the object are disabled. You cannot disable a subset of alarm actions.

 

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How to Disable alarm for host

  1. select folder/Datacenter
  2. Look for host and right click to see below screen.
  3. Please note host should be powered ON.

 

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Alarms

 

Condition and State triggers

Condition and state Triggers are comprised of a trigger type, a triggering condition and length/Warning and alert values as shown below

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Event Monitoring

Argument consists of event attribute to monitor

Operator e.g. Starts with

The value that must meet the trigger

 

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Example

  • Argument — Host name
  • Operator — Starts with
  • Value – QA_
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Good Formula’s to remember

Good Formula’s to remember

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Monitor Health Status

Monitor Health Status

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Refer below to reading column. It displays RPM for fan and Voltage in volts

Hardware status Tab when connected through vCenter. See the complete System Summary below.

It informs us on what is BIOS Version

Asset tag

Serial Number

Alerts and warning count

When the client system is unable to resolve the domain

name of the vCenter Server system. Either fix the domain name resolution

problem, or edit the file C:Program FilesVMwareInfrastructure

VirtualCenter Serverextensionscim-uiextensions.xml on the

vCenter Server system and replace the vCenter Server domain name with its

IP address. Below is the file but unable to see vCenter name

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Storage Maps

Storage Maps

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11:58 AM

You can switch between the various views. Right click the item and you see below screen

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Name Defined In Description
Host connection and power state This object Default alarm to monitor host connection and power state
Timed out starting Secondary VM This object Default alarm to monitor time-outs when starting a Secondary VM
No compatible host for Secondary VM This object Default alarm to monitor if no compatible hosts are available to place Secondary VM
Host processor status This object Default alarm to monitor processors. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host memory status This object Default alarm to monitor memory. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host hardware fan status This object Default alarm to monitor fans. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host hardware voltage This object Default alarm to monitor voltage. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host hardware temperature status This object Default alarm to monitor temperature. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host hardware power status This object Default alarm to monitor power. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host hardware system board status This object Default alarm to monitor system boards. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Virtual Machine Fault Tolerance vLockStep interval Status Changed This object Default Alarm to monitor changes in the Fault Tolerance Secondary vLockStep interval
Host battery status This object Default alarm to monitor batteries. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Status of other host hardware objects This object Default alarm to monitor objects. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host storage status This object Default alarm to monitor storage. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host IPMI System Event Log status This object Monitors the fullness of the IPMI System Event Log. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host Baseboard Management Controller status This object Monitors the status of the Baseboard Management Controller. See the host’s Hardware Status Tab for more details.
Host error This object Default alarm to monitor host error and warning events
Virtual machine error This object Default alarm to monitor virtual machine error and warning events
Host connection failure This object Default alarm to monitor host connection failure
Cannot connect to storage This object Default alarm to monitor host connectivity to storage device
Migration error This object Default alarm to monitor if a virtual machine cannot migrate, relocate, or is orphaned
Host cpu usage This object Default alarm to monitor host CPU usage
Exit standby error This object Default alarm to monitor if a host cannot exit standby mode
Virtual machine high availability error This object Default alarm to monitor high availability errors on a virtual machine
Cluster high availability error This object Default alarm to monitor high availability errors on a cluster
License error This object Default alarm to monitor license errors
Virtual machine Fault Tolerance state changed This object Default alarm to monitor changes in the Fault Tolerance state of a virtual machine
Network connectivity lost This object Default alarm to monitor network connectivity on a virtual switch
Network uplink redundancy lost This object Default alarm to monitor loss of network uplink redundancy on a virtual switch
Network uplink redundancy degraded This object Default alarm to monitor network uplink redundancy degradation on a virtual switch
VMKernel NIC not configured correctly This object Default alarm for incorrectly configured VMKernel NIC
Host memory usage This object Default alarm to monitor host memory usage
Host service console swap rates This object Default alarm to monitor host service console memory swap rates
Virtual machine cpu usage This object Default alarm to monitor virtual machine cpu usage
Virtual machine memory usage This object Default alarm to monitor virtual machine memory usage
Virtual machine total disk latency This object Default alarm to monitor virtual machine total disk latency
Datastore usage on disk This object Default alarm to monitor datastore disk usage
Health status monitoring This object Default alarm to monitor changes in overall health status. See vCenter Service Status on the Home view for more details.
License user threshold monitoring This object Default alarm to monitor if a user-defined license threshold is exceeded
Non-VI workload detected on the datastore This object Default alarm that triggers if a non-VI workload is detected on a datastore
Health status changed alarm This object Default alarm to monitor changes to service and extension health status
License inventory monitoring This object Default alarm to monitor if license inventory is not compliant

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About License Key Capacity

About License Key Capacity

Thursday, January 06, 2011

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License keys have a certain amount of capacity. For hosts, capacity is based on the number of processors in the

host. For vCenter Server, capacity is based on the number of instances of vCenter Server. However, the licensing

of solutions can be based on processors, asset instances, virtual machines, etc.

Though licensing is applicable to solutions as well as ESX/ESXi hosts and vCenter Server, solutions licensing

management is too variable and, therefore, specific to each solution to be discussed in general terms.

Licensing for Each Processor

You can assign and reassign the processor capacity to any

combination of hosts. For example, suppose you purchase a 10-processor vSphere license key. You can assign

the 10-processor license key to any of the following combinations of hosts:

1. Five 2-processor hosts

2. Three 2-processor hosts and one 4-processor host

3. Two 4-processor hosts and one 2-processor host

4. One 8-processor host and one 2-processor host

IMPORTANT When you purchase a license, you select the edition, the number of CPUs, and the maximum number of cores per CPU. For example, if you purchase an enterprise license with 100 CPUs, you must also choose the maximum number of cores per CPU.

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Validation Settings of vCenter

Validation Settings of vCenter

Saturday, January 08, 2011

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