You can specify the events, states, or conditions that trigger 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.

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 Event column and select an option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click in the Status column and select an option from the drop-down menu.
  4. (Optional) : Click Advanced in the Conditions column to configure additional conditions that must be met before the alarm triggers.
    1. Click Add to add an argument.
    2. Click in the Argument column and select an option from the drop-down menu.
    3. Click in the Operator column and select an option from the drop-down menu.
    4. Click in the Value column and enter a value into the text field.
    5. Add more arguments, or click OK to exit the dialog box and return to the Alarm Settings dialog box.

What to do next

Click OK to save the alarm definition and exit the dialog box, or optionally add more triggers or configure alarm actions.