FanVMware30
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Generate an alert if an individual deletes a VM?

Is there a way to generate an alert if the Virtual Machine is deleted in vSphere or vROPs?

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dbalcaraz
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Yes, you can.

If I am not mistaken when you create the alert, there is an event called "VM removed".

Just create an alarm that triggers that event.

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FanVMware30
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Am I viewing the wrong data from the screenshots below.

The same triggers appear in our ESXi 6.5 environment and the VM deleted or VM removed options doesn't appear.

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dbalcaraz
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Hi,

I also checked in the vSphere Web Client and it doesn't appear.

I remember that existed before but maybe it was deleted in newer releases.

I tested another called 'VM disconnected' but it doesn't trigger when you Delete the VM from Disk.

I will check it later in my lab.

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JVidanez
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I know this is a long shot... but did you find any solution for this?

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manoharsherke
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Do we have an alarm definition of VM delete or remove alarm in 6.7 vCenter.

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Sam0054
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@FanVMware30 

 

Have you try using VMware vRealize Log Insights? If not try deploy that, it will sure helps you to generate alerts and pinpoints who actually initiate that event.

https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_v... 

 

Regards,

Sam

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