You can monitor inventory objects by setting alarms on them. Setting an alarm involves selecting the type of inventory object to monitor, defining when and for how long the alarm will trigger, and defining actions that will be performed as a result of the alarm being triggered. You define alarms in the Alarm Settings dialog box.

Before you begin

Ensure that you have connected to a vCenter Server system by using the vSphere Client.

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