You can view the list of alarms that occur for a virtual machine. Depending on the severity of the alarm, you can decide to take action to prevent the lack of resources or system overload.

The Alarms tab is available only when you use vSphere Web Access to connect to vCenter Server.

1

In the Inventory panel, select a virtual machine.

2

Select the Alarms tab from the virtual machine panel.

A list of alarms appears, sorted in reverse chronological order.

3

(Optional) Change the sorting order of the alarms.

Option

Action

Triggered

Sorts the alarms in chronological order

Status

Sorts the alarms by their status

Object

Sorts the alarms alphabetically by the name of the object they refer to

Name

Sorts the alarms alphabetically by the name of the alarm

Double-click the alarm name in the list

View more details about a specific alarm