vCenter Alarm Monitor

The example below describes how to create a monitor that tracks health 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\ vCenter Alarm 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.


You can create custom vCenter Alarm Monitors only for 6 types of targets: VMware vCenter, VMware vSphere Host, VMware Datacenter, VMware Cluster, VMware Datastore and VMware Virtual Machine. For other types of targets, the monitors will not work.

  1. From the Parent monitor list, select Availability.
  2. 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 Alarm Name page, enter the name of the alarm you want to capture.

Specify Alarm for the Unit Monitor

  1. At the Configure Health page, select health states that will be assigned to the monitor when the alarm 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.


You can also follow the instructions provided in section Creating OpsMgr Monitors for Custom vCenter Server Alarms.