Use the General tab of the Alarm Settings dialog box to set up general alarm information, such as the alarm name, description, monitoring type, and status.

1

If necessary, display the Alarm Settings dialog box.

a

Display the object in the Inventory panel.

b

Select the object and press Ctrl-M.

2

On the General tab, enter an alarm name and alarm description.

3

In the Alarm Type box, define the type of alarm to create.

a

In the Monitor list, select the object on which to create the alarm.

The objects in the Monitor list are determined by the object selected in the inventory.

b

Select how to monitor the object: for specific conditions or states, or for specific events.

This determines which triggers are available for the alarm.You can monitor hosts, virtual machines, and datastores for conditions, states, and events. All other objects are monitored only for events.

This determines which triggers are available for the alarm.You can monitor hosts, virtual machines, and datastores for conditions, states, and events. All other objects are monitored only for events.

4

(Optional) To enable the alarm, select Enable this alarm.

You can enable an alarm at anytime after you create it.

5

(Optional) To define the alarm triggers, click the Triggers tab.

6

(Optional) To save general edits without updating the alarm triggers or alarm actions, click OK.

Note

You cannot save an alarm if it does not have triggers defined for it.