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vCenter Alarms Events and Tasks

VMware PowerCLI script to query Virtual Machine events

I have been asked to write a script to find out who created a particular VM or get a list of VMs that were built in the last N days…

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Event-O-Matic, GUI to select events for query and generate PowerShell code (LucD notes)

One of the questions, related to working with vSphere events and tasks, that often appear in the PowerCLI Community, is how do we know which events to select for a query. To make that task a bit easier, I wrote the Event-O-Matic script. It’s a GUI that a ...
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Cool App - Prowl: Growl Client for sending vCenter Alerts to my iPhone

One of my students recommended Prowl for sending vCenter Alerts to my iPhone.  Prowl is the Growl client for iOS. It lets you push messages to your iOS device from your Mac or Windows computer, or from a multitude of apps and services. There's also a ...
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Migrating Email Alarm Actions between vCenter 5.0 and 5.1 PowerCLI

I needed to migrate some Email Alarm Actions between two vCenters; the target at version 5.1 being a replacement for an existing 5.0 vCenter. The first task was to identify which Alarm Definitions had been configured with an email alert. To do that I used ...
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Monitoring vSphere Replication RPO with vCenter alarms

I'm currently exploring the possibilities of stand-alone vSphere Replication in my lab. A first and very important outcome was my post about how to automate VM recovery. This time we will look at how you can monitor vSphere Replication RPO violations usin ...
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Critical vCenter Alarm : Snapshots

As of the time of this writing vCenter does not by default include alarms for Snapshots as any of the default alarms. Snapshots while a great feature of vCenter cause even more pain at times when they are left behind to accumulate. A simple diagram of how ...
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Alarm actions – enable – disable – report (LucD notes)

Another post triggered by a question in the VMTN PowerCLI community. The user wanted to know how he could create a report that showed for which vSphere entities the alarm actions were disabled. To set the stage, a short overview of what this is all about ...
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Collecting vCenter Server logs when an alarm is triggered (2000015)

This article provides information on triggering the collection of vCenter Server logs immediately after a particular error occurred on vCenter Server.This allows you to automatically capture errors from the vCenter Server logs as soon as it appears.

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From the Bloggers Bench: Relay vCenter Alert Emails Externally (VMware for Small-Medium Business)

When configuring your vCenter environment, most if not all VMware Administrators will set up email alerting. I covered the configuration of this in Setting Up & configuring Alarms In vCenter Part 1. Unfortunately, if you leave Exchange 2010 using its ...
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Free GUI utility called svfAlarms for Import and Export vCenter Alarms

By chance I stumbled through this free GUI utility called svfAlarms, which enables you to import and export vCenter Alarms. The author does not provide his name on his blog (he probably does not care about glory… -:) … ). But the tool is useful for person ...
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How to Send vCenter Alarm Notifications to SMS & Other Online Services Using IFTTT

I just discovered a pretty cool free online service called IFTTT (If That Then This) which allows you to easily create what is known as a recipe that is composed of trigger and an action to send a notification. This can be thought of like a vCenter Alarm ...
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Excluding virtual VMware machines from a specific alarm

This article provides steps to exclude one or more virtual machines from a specific alarm. You may want to exclude virtual machines from a specific alarm if, for example, a third party application is causing excessive usage.

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Detecting A Duplicate IP Address For Your ESXi Hosts Using a vCenter Alarm

The motivation for this article was a tweet I noticed from Duncan Epping this morning. Per Duncan's tweet, it looks like he may have accidentally assigned an IP Address to one of his virtual machines which was already being used by an existing ESXi host c ...
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Setting vCenter Alarms with PowerCLI

vCenter as of version 5.0 defines 54 default alarms that can be configured for notification. What vCenter does not provide however is a way to automatically configure all those alarms to be sent to a single email address without having to manually go into ...
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PHD 5 STEPS for Improving Virtual Backup & Data Recovery In Large Enterprises

Backup and recovery operations are evolving to make processes more automated, faster, more reliable and less costly. As virtualization, cloud computing, and software defined solutions continue to grow, the backup solutions large enterprises deploy need ...
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Custom alarms for events in vCenter 5.x

Some customer have been asking if I know why some machines are failing at consolidating the snapshot in the end of the backup job. It seems as the job finishes, but the snapshot deletion fails, some times leaving behind a large snapshot, or even some "gho ...
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Configuring VMware vCenter Server to send alarms when virtual machines are running from snapshots

This article describes how to configure VMware vCenter Server to send alerts when virtual machines are running from snapshots.Note: There is currently a known issue with vCenter Server 5.1 triggering false alarms regardless of whether the virtual machine ...
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