You can view alarm settings from any object, but you can modify settings only through the object on which the alarm is defined. You create and modify alarms in the Alarm Settings dialog box.

The default alarms are defined on the vCenter Server object.

Verify that you have a vSphere Client connected to a vCenter Server.

Required privilege: Alarm.Modify alarm.


In the vSphere Client, select the vCenter Server object on any inventory page.


Select the Alarms tab and click the Definitions tab.


Double-click Datastore usage on disk.

The Alarm Settings dialog box for the Datastore usage on disk alarm appears.

Use the Triggers tab, the Reporting tab, and the Action tab to configure the alarm settings for the example scenario.