Event triggers monitor events that occur on managed objects, vCenter Server, and the License Server. An event is recorded for any action that is of interest to vCenter Server.

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 event trigger is added to the triggers list.

3

To replace the default event, double-click the event name and in the Event list, select an event.

If you know the event name, you can type it in the Event field to filter the list.

4

To change the default status for the event trigger, double-click the status name and in the Status list, select a status.

Note

To set an alarm to trigger when more than one status has been reached, configure each event status separately. For example, to trigger a warning when a host's hardware health changes and an alert when a host's hardware health changes, configure two Hardware Health Changed events, one with a warning status and one with an alert status.

5

(Optional) To configure custom conditions for the event trigger, in the Condition column, click Advanced to open the Trigger Conditions dialog box.

a

Click Add.

A default argument is added to the Event Arguments list.

b

To replace the default argument, double-click the argument name and in the argument list, select an argument.

c

To replace the default operator, double-click the operator name and select an operator from the list.

d

Click the Value field and type a value.

e

(Optional) To define multiple conditions for the same trigger, repeat Step 5.

f

Click OK.

6

(Optional) To define additional event triggers, repeat this task.

7

Click OK.