The vCenter adapter provides alert definitions that generate alerts on the vSphere Distributed Port objects in your environment.


These alert definitions have the following impact and criticality information.

Alert Definition Symptom Recommendations
One or more ports are in a link down state. Symptoms include all of the following:
  • Port is connected.
  • One or more ports are in a link down state.
Verify that there is physical connectivity for the NICs on the host. Verify the admin status on the port.
One or more ports are experiencing network contention. Port is experiencing dropped packets. Check if the packet drops are due to high CPU resource utilization or uplink bandwidth utilization. User vMotion to migrate the virtual machine that the port is attached to a different host.