In terms of alarms, vCenter 4 has much more to offer than vCenter 2.5.
There is a whole range of default alarms available when you install
vCenter 4, and they will give you a very good first shot for monitoring
your vSphere environment.
If you’ve never wondered what exactly the default alarms mean, or how to tune them – that’s fine.
If you’re interested in a bit more detail – read the attached PDF.
- Now covers vCenter 4.1
- Added some sample alarms to monitor HA and vCenter roles
- Added detailed instructions for building your own alarms based on vCenter events
- Attached a PowerCLI script to copy alarm definitions between vCenter servers