To monitor your environment, you can create alarm definitions in the vSphere Client . You can access alarm definitions in the Configure tab.

Create alarms in the Configure tab.


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


  1. Select an inventory object, click the Configure tab, and click More.
  2. Click Alarm Definitions.
  3. Click Add to add an alarm.
  4. Select an alarm, click Enable to enable an alarm.
  5. Select an alarm, click Disable to disable an alarm.
  6. Select an alarm, click Delete to delete an alarm.
  7. Click Edit to edit an alarm.
  8. You can also edit an alarm definition by selecting Monitor > Triggered Alarms
    1. Select an alarm listed under Alarm Name.
    2. Click Edit Alarm Definition to edit an alarm.