vSphere Host Service Monitor

The example below describes how to create a monitor that checks VMware vCenter Agent service states for all Host objects in your virtual infrastructure and generates alerts when the states change:

  1. In the OpsMgr console, switch to the Authoring pane and navigate to Management Pack Objects> Monitors > Create a Monitor > Unit Monitor.
  2. At the Monitor Type page, choose Veeam VMware\ vSphere Host Service Monitor.

From the Management pack list, select a destination management pack for the newly created monitor.

Create a Unit Monitor

  1. At the General page:
  1. In the Name field, enter a name for the monitor.

If you want Veeam MP views to capture alerts generated by the monitor, make sure that the monitor and alert names start with “Veeam VMware:”.

To make host-related views capture alerts generated by the monitor, the name must start with “Veeam VMware: Host”.

  1. In the Description field, provide description for the monitor. Note that it will not be displayed in the alert text.
  2. From the Monitor target list, choose VMware vSphere Host as a target for the monitor.
  3. From the Parent monitor list, select Availability.
  4. If you want to configure overrides for the monitor, you can clear the Monitor is enabled check box and select it later. Otherwise, make sure the check box is selected.

Configure General Properties for the Unit Monitor

  1. At the Service Details page, enter the name of the service you want to monitor. To follow this example, type vpxa.


You must provide a system name of the service. To get the list of all services installed on a host, use the Show ESXi Host Services State task.


Specify Service for the Unit Monitor

  1. At the Configure Health page, select health states that will be assigned to the monitor when the service changes its status.

Choose States for the Unit Monitor

  1. At the Configure Alerts page:
  1. Select the Generate alerts for this monitor check box.
  2. From the Generate an alert when drop-down list, select The monitor is in a critical health state.
  3. Make sure that the Automatically resolve the alert when the monitor returns to a healthy state check box is selected.
  4. Choose alert priority and severity.

Configure Alerts for the Unit Monitor

  1. Click Create to create the monitor.