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vCenter Custom Alarms: Instruction, Tips, Tools

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Half a year ago the Asia Pacific vSpecialist team made a fantastic acquisition in one David “Two Screws” Lloyd. David previously worked for a wonderful VMware and EMC customer in the UK and moved back to Australia. That is when we jumped on the opportunity to snap him up. In working with him in the labs recently, I have come to realize that David has incredible depth and breadth in the space of virtual infrastructure management.

Recently David sat down to share his tips on setting up alarms in vCenter. Most of VMware’s customers understand the power of custom alarming but few harness its value. Using an example of storage path failures, David created a video that walks its audience through the process of configuring a custom alarm using a tailor made executable that generates useful logging message in the vCenter OS’s event log.

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