You might be unable to view the alarm definitions for a datacenter object in the vSphere Web Client.

Problem

When you click the Alarm Definitions tab of a datacenter, the tab appears darkened by a translucent overlay and no error message appears.

Inability to view the alarm definitions might be caused by insufficient memory. Problems that occur on the vCenter Server side should result in an error message, but lack of available memory for Adobe Flash Player on the client machine prevents the error notification dialog from appearing.

Procedure

Verify that your vCenter Server and vSphere Web Client instances are not constrained by insufficient system resources.

For hardware requirements, see vSphere Installation and Setup.