Best Tool or program to receive alerts for application issues on VMware Virtual Machines

We intend to receive alerts when there are  issues on the virtual machines - eg.  Applications issues > Memory and CPU
Which is the best application we could use to get alerts, other than the one in vCenter 6.5
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vCenter Server is very good at issuing alerts for VMs, for CPU and Memory ?

the following also work well, if you want to know about Heavy Hitter VMs, e.g. using all your resources, which may go unnoticed and not give you an alert.

You could always look at Veeam one...

I posted about it this morning....

"Andy's VMware vSphere tip#13: vSphere PERFORMANCE - Don't forget vCenter Server can provide you many metrics to check your overall performance, CPU, Memory, Disk I/O and Networking statistics can be generated and reported on...

but there are a few additional Capacity Tools we use on a daily basis to manage many VMware vSphere clusters and datacentres, and these are also available as FREE trials, these tools not only show health, current performance, capacity but also can predict what resources you have left in your cluster, and what wasted resources can be reclaimed!

First I've got to mention VMware's own VMware™ vRealize Operations Manager® or what we call vROPs


Sumerian Capacity Planner -

Both available for FREE trials, if you get stuck with a performance issue, and need an additional help.

If you would like to discuss this post further please post a question to the VMware Topic area.
cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your reply.  We do use VROPS too.  However, I was specifically looking for alerts for  Applications running in the Virtual Machine.  Could we set up alerts for applications.  I know when the VM's resources are heavily used (the CPU and Memory, etc) gets affected and we can get alerts for them.  But I need to set up specific alerts for specific applications running on  Windows and Linux VMs when they are heavily used.   (I  am not taking of DRS here). But needs to be notified for specific applications running on the  VM.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so you want VM OS alerts, not VM alerts!

that's a little tricy, because you need an Agent in the VM, to be able to report those metrics.... we use the Red, Amber and Green light system from

in that case we have an application for monitoring applications/services as well... (it can take a while to build it for your environment and customise alerts)


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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
I guess I have to try that out. Thanks.
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