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No Alarms Displayed in vCenter

I am running the vCenter Server Appliance v 5.1.0.30000 Build 2308385.  Except for a couple of alarms on the 'localhost', I am not getting any alarms triggered and displayed in vCenter at any level in the hierarchy.  

I am also running Veeam One Monitor on my laptop pointing at the same vCenter instance and it shows numerous alarms at the host and VM level, but nothing shows up in vCenter itself.

Any ideas why triggered alarms are not being displayed?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you defined any?

and what have you done to try and trigger them?

Do the alerts appear in the alarm panel ?
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CipherUserAuthor Commented:
All of the predefined alarms are present.  Veeam One Monitor is showing numerous alarms at the host and VM level for things like snapshot age and disk latency.  Nothing is displayed in the 'Alarms' tab or the 'Recent Tasks/Triggered Alarms' panel at the bottom of the screen (except for the two alerts for the 'localhost' that I mentioned originally).
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you enabled the alarms in vCenter Server?

e.g. have you done any vCenter Server configuration with alarms? other than just deploy the appliance.

They do not enable themselves!

Veeam One uses different alarms it defines, you have to enable them in vCenter Server, there are defaults, disk storage and CPU, but you need to enable them at least, and specify actions.
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CipherUserAuthor Commented:
On any given alarm definition, the 'Enable this Alarm' checkbox is checked and triggers are set.  Nothing is selected on the 'Actions' tab as I don't have access to a SMTP server for email or any device at present to collect traps.  Given these parameters, shouldn't the event get 'triggered' and logged in vCenter on the Alarm tab, even though no notifications are being sent out?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
They should, display in the Alarm panel.....try this

Could you follow this article, and setup a snapshot alarm, as per this article....

and then create a Snapshot on a VM, and see if it triggers

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1018029
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CipherUserAuthor Commented:
That works just fine Andrew.  I think you nailed it when you said earlier that Veeam uses different alarm definitions.  I was seeing tons of alarms in Veeam One, but none on the vCenter server.  I didn't take into account that the definitions were different and therefore something triggering an alarm in Veeam, might not trigger an alarm in VSphere.

Thanks for bringing that to my attention!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not a problem!

Veeam One, tends to be more sensitive! (or detailed!)
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