Solved

VMware : how can I test VMWare Vsphere ALARMS?

Posted on 2015-02-20
4
340 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-07
what is the best way to test alarms in Vcenter , should I create a vm put and alarm on it and then shut it off?


thanks
0
Comment
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Shahnawaz Ahmed
ID: 40621094
Dear NAMEWITHELD12,

By default Vcentre doesn't send email notification, you have to Set the system SMTP server and sender accounts.
You can use a running virtual machine if you have one in spare or you can create one just for testing purpose which you might need in future to test other things or if you want to purge later on you can.
Some Vmware KB article can be follow to configure the Alarm and SMTP server

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1008607

https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.solutions.doc%2FGUID-2888F032-22A4-49C1-B27E-45F073E7C785.html

3rd party site - https://www.vmadmin.co.uk/resources/36-virtualcenter/117-alarmsemailalerts
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:NAMEWITHELD12
ID: 40621128
can you get a Vcenter server to send out a SNMP message on an alarmed action or is it only email?

thanks
0
 
LVL 121

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40621138
Depends on the alarm defined.

Quickest method to test alarms via email is the snapshot alarm.

Enable the alarm create a snapshot on thebVM and bingo you'll get an alarm
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:NAMEWITHELD12
ID: 40651263
thanks and sorry for the delay
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Learn How Hackers Steal Your Credentials

Do You Know How Hackers Steal Your Credentials? Join us and Skyport Systems to learn how hackers steal your credentials and why Active Directory must be secure to stop them. Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 A.M. PDT

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If we need to check who deleted a Virtual Machine from our vCenter. Looking this task in logs can be painful and spend lot of time, so the best way to check this is in the vCenter DB. Just connect to vCenter DB(default DB should be VCDB and using…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
Teach the user how to install log collectors and how to configure ESXi 5.5 for remote logging Open console session and mount vCenter Server installer: Install vSphere Core Dump Collector: Install vSphere Syslog Collector: Open vSphere Client: Config…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question