Have been given the task of looking after our virtual servers / clients. problem i am facing is trying to set an alarm that will tell me when the vm machine has shut down for example. There are pre-defined alarms within the "host" that can do this but I want alarms set for the individual clients themselves. When I try creating such a new alarm with a trigger of VM State for example it gives me the condition of "equal to" and "not equal to" and then there is the Warning category which gives me "Powered on" Powered Off" "Suspended" and "None" Then finally the alerts which are the same as the Warning categories. The problem i have is when I try setting one to say a warning of Powered Off and then choose a category of Powered Off it just reverts to Powered On? I basically need it running so that if a VM machine shuts down out of hours then I will be notified via email - I can set the email options etc just not the actual alarm itself so Im obviously doing this wrong - can anyone help!!!!