You create and modify alarms in the Alarm Settings dialog box. You can view alarm settings from any object, but you can modify settings only through the object on which the alarm is defined.


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

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


  • To view or change alarm settings, open the Alarm Settings dialog box:
    Option Description
    Create New Alarm Select an inventory object and select File > New > Alarm.
    Add Alarm to Object Right-click an inventory object and select Alarm > Add Alarm.
    View Alarm Definitions Select the Alarms tab, click the Definitions subtab of the inventory item with the alarm you want, and double-click an alarm in the list.