In the previous task, you navigated to the Alarms definitions page and started the Datastore usage on disk - Edit wizard. You can specify the events, states, or conditions that trigger the alarm in the Datastore usage on disk - Edit wizard. Select triggers that you can activate in the example environment and choose an action that lets you verify alarm functionality.

The options that you choose on the General page of the wizard determine the options available on the Triggers tab.

Open the Datastore usage on disk - Edit wizard. See Navigate to the Alarm Editing Dialog.

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In the Alarm name text box, type Datastore usage on disk - example.

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Leave all other settings on the General page to their default values, and click Next.

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Change the trigger value in the Warning Condition column to 20%.

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Change the trigger value in the Critical Condition column to 30%.

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Leave all other settings on the Triggers page to their default values, and click Next.

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Click the plus icon above the table, and select Add a notification email.

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In the Configuration column, type your email address.

For example, sysadmin@my_corporation.com.

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In the column that indicates transition from warning to critical state (Transition from warning to critical state.), select Once.

Your vCenter Server system sends a single email message when the datastore usage surpasses 30%.

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Leave all other settings on the Actions page to their default values, and click Finish.

The alarm action that you specified requires you to configure vCenter Server to send email notifications.