If you are experiencing problems with alarm actions for a specific inventory object, ensure that alarm actions are enabled for that object.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


  1. Select a parent object, depending on the scope of objects you want to examine.
    • vCenter Server
    • Datacenter
    • Cluster
    • Host
    • Virtual Switch
    • Datastore Cluster
  2. Select the tab that corresponds to the child objects you want to examine.
    For example, if the selected inventory object is a datacenter, you might select the Hosts tab.
  3. Locate the Alarm Actions column.
    You might need to scroll horizontally to bring the column into view.

    The value in the Alarm Actions column indicates whether alarm actions are enabled or disabled on the listed objects.