Uninformative vSphere Alert #1

In VMware Infrastructure 3, the one area that the vCenter Server needed to do a better job was its built-in alarms and alerting. So, one vSphere 4 objective was to increase the breadth of built-in alarms. This saves administrators time with PowerShell, as the only way to achieve full safety is to script alerts and send e-mails.

The good side is that you can put in a lot of handling and specific criteria for the thresholds — well, at least as good as you can script them. The bad side is that the vCenter Server database doesn’t track these events to the affected object (datastore, host, VM, etc.).

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Read the entire post on the Everyday Virtualization blog at Virtualization Review.

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