VMware provides preconfigured alarms that trigger when events occur on datastores.

Datastore Event Triggers lists events you can use to trigger alarms on datastores.

Datastore Event Triggers

Event Category

Available Events

Datastore modification

Datastore capacity increased.

Local datastore created, Datastore deleted, Datastore discovered, Datastore removed from host.

File system operations

File or directory copied to datastore, File or directory deleted from datastore, File or directory moved to datastore.


NAS datastore created.


VMFS datastore created, VMFS datastore expanded, VMFS datastore extended.