You can specify the events, states, or conditions that triggers the alarm in the Triggers tab of the Alarm Settings dialog box. The options you choose under the General tab of the Alarm Settings dialog box determine the options available under the Triggers tab. An alarm definition must contain at least one trigger before it can be saved.

Before you begin

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

Open the Triggers tab of the Alarm Settings dialog box. See Specify Alarm Name, Description, and Type.

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

Procedure

  1. Select the trigger you want to change or click Add to add a new trigger.
  2. Click in the Trigger Type column and select an option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click in the Condition column and select an option from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click in the Warning column and select an option from the drop-down menu to set the threshold for triggering a warning.
  5. (Optional) : Click in the Condition Length column and select an option from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click in the Alert column and select an option from the drop-down menu to set the threshold for triggering an alert.
  7. (Optional) : Click in the Condition Length column and select an option from the drop-down menu.

What to do next

Click OK to save the alarm definition and exit the dialog box, or optionally add more triggers, or configure any of the following settings:for this alarm:

  • Repeat alarm thresholds

  • Repeat alarm frequency

  • Alarm actions

  • Alarm action frequency