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.

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

Procedure

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.