VMware provides preconfigured alarms that trigger when datastores undergo certain conditions and states.

Datastore Condition and State Triggers lists the default Condition and State triggers you can set on datastores.

Datastore Condition and State Triggers

Trigger Type

Trigger Name

Description

Condition

Datastore Disk Overallocation (%)

Amount of overallocated disk space in the datastore.

Condition

Datastore Disk Usage (%)

Amount of disk space (KB) used by the datastore.

Note

This alarm controls the Status value for datastores in vSphere Client. If you disable this alarm, the datastore status will be displayed as Unknown.

State

Datastore State to All Hosts

Connected to all hosts – The datastore is connected to at least one host.

Disconnected from all hosts – The datastore is disconnected from at least one host.