If you are experiencing problems with alarm actions for a specific inventory object, ensure that alarm actions are enabled for that object.

You must have a vSphere Web Client or a vSphere Client connected to a vCenter Server.


Select a parent object, depending on the scope of objects you want to examine.

vCenter Server




Virtual Switch

Datastore Cluster


Select the tab that corresponds to the child objects you want to examine.

For example, if the selected inventory object is a datacenter, you might select the Hosts tab.


Locate the Alarm Actions column..

You might need to scroll horizontally to bring the column into view.

The value in the Alarm Actions column indicates whether alarm actions are enabled or disabled on the listed objects.