General settings of an alarm definition include alarm name, description, and type. You can also enable and disable the alarm from the general settings page. When you select the alarm type, you also select the type of inventory object and the type of activity (events, or conditions and states) that you want to monitor. The options on the Triggers page change depending on the type of activity that you choose to monitor.

Before you begin

Verify that you have navigated to the General page of the alarm definition wizard. See View and Edit Alarm Settings in the vSphere Web Client.

Required Privilege: Alarms > Create Alarm or Alarm > Modify Alarm

Procedure

  1. Type a name and description.
  2. Select the type of inventory object that this alarm will monitor.
  3. Select the type of activity that this alarm will monitor.

    The options on the Triggers page change depending on the type of activity you select.

  4. Click Next.

What to do next

Specify alarm triggers.