VMware : how can I test VMWare Vsphere ALARMS?

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?


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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
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Shahnawaz AhmedTechnical Services SpecialistCommented:
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
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
can you get a Vcenter server to send out a SNMP message on an alarmed action or is it only email?

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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
thanks and sorry for the delay
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