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VMware Alerts from vCenter

We have a small VMware environment 3 Hosts and a vCenter physical server.

2 Hosts 72GB of RAM, Dual 6 Core CPU with about 2TB of disk space, and 6 NICs each. The Third host is much smaller.

Every once in a while we get an email alert from the vCenter server but when I go into vCenter everything seems fine and I can find no Alerts.

How can I track this down?

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Target: esx01.xxxxx.local
Stateless event alarm
 
Alarm Definition:
([Event alarm expression: Cannot connect host -  incorrect Ccagent] OR [Event alarm expression: Cannot connect host - network error] OR [Event alarm expression: Cannot connect host - time-out] OR [Event alarm expression: Cannot connect host - time-out] OR [Event alarm expression: Host connection lost])
 
Event details:
Host esx01.xxxxx.local in Maindatacenter is not responding

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RickEpnet
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RickEpnet
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Looks like the ESXi Management Agents have either hung for a moment, or there is a communication issue between ESXi and vCenter server. hence the not responding.
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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
But if that was the case shouldn't I see something on that host or in vCenter in Alarms?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You would see the host disappear, maybe as disconnected, or not responding, and then it would come back.

Should be an Alert that corresponds with the email?
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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
We never see the host disappear and there is never and alarm. But it still concerns me.
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Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
go to the tasks/events tab for the host and click on the events button.  That will confirm that something has happened...  If it's going offline for a brief time, see if it correlates to some operation like a backup, virus scan, vmotion, etc...
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