vCenter Server logs events, alarms and recent tasks You can VMware Cloud on AWS events, alarms, and tasks from the vSphere Client.

  • Events are records of user actions or system actions that occur on objects in vCenter Server or on a host.

  • Alarms are notifications that are activated in response to an event, a set of conditions, or the state of an inventory object.

See the vSphere Monitoring and Performance documentation for details.

Procedure

  1. To view the Event Console, select Menu > Events.

    You can select events and view details, order the console display, and click Next to display earlier events.

  2. To view the Task Console, select Menu > Tasks.

    You can select tasks and view details and releated events, order the console display, and click Next to display earlier tasks.

  3. Alarms are displayed in several ways.
    • Any object that has an associated alarm shows an alarm icon in the object hierarchy. Select the object's Summary tab to see details.

    • If you select Alarms at the bottom of the vSphere Client, you can display recent alarms and recent tasks. Click the related object to examine it.

      Note:

      If the object with the alarm is a linked vCenter Server system, it is possible that you cannot examine that object if the issue is serious.