Condition and state triggers monitor performance metrics and object states, such as CPU usage and connection states. You can only monitor hosts, virtual machines, and datastores with condition and state triggers.

1

If necessary, display the Triggers tab of the Alarm Settings dialog box.

a

Display the object in the Inventory panel.

b

Select the object and press Ctrl-M to open the Alarm Settings dialog box.

c

Click the Triggers tab.

2

Click Add.

A default condition trigger is added to the triggers list.

3

If you do not want to use the default trigger, replace it.

a

Select the default trigger.

b

Double-click the Trigger Type list arrow to open the trigger list.

c

Select a trigger.

4

For a condition trigger, define the condition lengths.

Double-click each attribute field—Condition, Warning, Condition Length, Alert, Condition Length—and select or enter values. Not all condition triggers have condition lengths.

State triggers occur immediately when the state is reached. You cannot define condition lengths for state alarms.

5

(Optional) Define multiple conditions for the same trigger type.

a

Repeat Step 2 through Step 3, and select the same trigger you just configured.

b

Set values for each attribute.

6

(Optional) To define additional condition or state triggers, repeat Step 2 through Step 5.

Note

You cannot use the VM Total Size on Disk and VM Snapshot Size triggers in combination with other triggers.

7

Below the triggers list, select one of the following options to specify how to trigger the alarm.

If any conditions are satisfied (default).

If all conditions are satisfied.

8

Click OK.