4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2018 6:52 AM by Rjaudon272

    step by step alerting for host not responding

    Rjaudon272 Lurker

      Hi,

       

      Total noob to Vrops here.  I just got a job with Vrops

       

      Can someone point me to a link or give me some high level steps on how to create an email alert for hosts that are disconnected to not responding?

       

      Any help would be much appreciated.

        • 1. Re: step by step alerting for host not responding
          daphnissov Champion
          vExpertCommunity Warriors

          You need to move this to the vRealize Operations forum.

          • 2. Re: step by step alerting for host not responding
            Rjaudon272 Lurker

            I've moved it.

             

            Sorry about that. 

            • 3. Re: step by step alerting for host not responding
              sxnxr Expert

              There is already one out of the box but as always clone the symptom and alert definition then modify the alert definition and replace the symptom with your cloned one

               

              1. Clone symptom and alert definition
              2. Modify the alert definition and replace the symptom with your cloned one
              3. Disable the original one in your policy ( Symptom and Alert)
              4. Make sure yours is enabled
              5. In administration go to management and configure the outbound settings for you email server
              6. under alerts configure you notification settings to send the alerts to the mail connection created in point 5

               

              You can do these as you wish but i created multiple notification settings and based the notification trigger on alert type/subtype

               

              When creating the alert i selected the subtype

               

              Then created the notification settings to send any host alerts that have a sub type of the above. That way when i create any host alerts that are Virtualization/Hypervisor Performance Alerts they will auto trigger.

               

               

              The OOTB symptom is

              Host disconnected from vCenter

               

              Alert definition is

              Host has lost connection to vCenter Server

               

              if you have any problems with any step just ask

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              • 4. Re: step by step alerting for host not responding
                Rjaudon272 Lurker

                SXNXR,

                 

                Thank you for the reply.  Thanks for all the details and screenshots.

                I will give it try and let you know.

                 

                Rob