You can specify the events, states, or conditions that trigger the alarm on the Triggers page of the alarm definition wizard. The alarm type options that you selected determine the options available on the Triggers page. An alarm definition must contain at least one trigger before you can save it.

Before you begin

Verify that you have navigated to the Triggers 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. Select the trigger that you want to change, or click the Add icon to add a new trigger.
  2. Click in the Event column, and select an option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click in the Status column, and select an option from the drop-down menu.
  4. (Optional) : Configure additional conditions to be met before the alarm triggers.
    1. Click the Add icon to add an argument.
    2. Click in the Argument column, and select an option from the drop-down menu.
    3. Click in the Operator column, and select an option from the drop-down menu.
    4. Click in the Value column, and enter a value into the text field.

      You can add more than one argument.

  5. Click Next.

Results

You selected and configured alarm triggers.

What to do next

Configure alarm actions.