ESX Host Alarms tab

ESX Host Alarms tab

I am looking at one of our ESX hosts, under the Alarms Tab, Triggered Alarms is showing nothing.
but under Definitions, is showing whatever displayed in the screenshot below.

the ESX host still showing a little Red Diamond shaped with white exclamation mark inside the diamond.

I am not sure if something I should be worrying about.

Any idea?

Thanks
jskfanAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
have a look through the /var/log logs on the console.

have a look in the log auth.log, with cat

e.g.

cat /var/log/auth.log

also check DNS, DHCP, for the IP Address of the VM.
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coolsport00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Need the screenshot...

~coolsport00
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It could be a phantom alert, these do exist, from time to time.

but upload a screenshot, and we can advise better.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Oops forgot...alaram
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A screenshot of the actual alarm, not the definitions?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
under Triggered Alarms tab, nothing is showing, empty
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I am worried about the Red Diamonds next to the ESX hosts icons

alarms
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I guess some VMs need VMware Tools..that was the error about
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
it's difficult to give an assessment, based on thr screenshot provided.
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coolsport00Commented:
Under Tasks/Events, click Events. Does anything show there? Otherwise, as mentioned... really can't determine anything further.

~coolsport00
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
coolsport00:

Sorry, I did not get back to you Quick.

Under Events I see the "Cannot Login @ipaddress " error.
I am not sure how to clear it.... if I can manage to clear it then the error icon next to ESX host, will go away...

so How to clear it?

Thanks
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coolsport00Commented:
You can't clear Tasks or Events.. only Alarms. I was just curious if that tab would show any alarm events that could've occurred. Your red icon could be due to something else than a resource issue.. if the icon still even exists.

~coolsport00
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
The red icon is still there , it is due to "Cannot Login @ipaddress " error.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
could you screenshot the entire client, with error, for us to have a look at.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
error
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what is trying to login to the servers, and getting refused?

a root account with the wrong password?
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coolsport00Commented:
Indeed - what service/device/other is logging on.. or attempting to? From the events noted above, look at the time logon was attempted. See if it references "what", or what IP, is attempting the logon. Or, is it some 'service' with credentials? If some AD acct, and that acct's pwd has since chg'd, then you just need to provide proper credentials. And, if that is the case, is typically best to use a Service acct config'd to where the pwd doesn't ever change.

~coolsport00
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Any way just to clear the alert ..so that the error icon will go away ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
how often is the error concurring?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
the problem, it is hard to pinpoint which user account is trying to login and causing the error
error
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I wonder if there is anything in the logs of the ESX that is reporting the error.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I believe some service accounts..fail to authenticate to ESX...per Auth.log
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