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Alert action: move a virtual machine to a different storage

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Jan 03, 2017

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Updated: 12-1-2017

If a virtual machine is experiencing storage issues, you can have an alert trigger the moving of the virtual machine to a different storage location. This alert management action is only available if the integration with Virtualization Manager is enabled.

  1. When editing or adding an alert, click Add Action in the Trigger or Reset Action section of the Alert Wizard.

  2. Select Manage VM - Move to a Different Storage, and click Configure Action.
  3. Under Select Virtual Machine, specify the virtual machine that you want to move.
    1. To move the virtual machine that triggered the alert, click Execute this action.

      This option is only available if the alert is built to trigger for virtual machines.

      • To apply the action only to virtual machines of a specific vendor, select the relevant option, and specify whether you want to perform to action on Hyper-V or VMware virtual machines.
    2. To move a different virtual machine, click Select specific VM, and search for a virtual machine.
  4. To power off the virtual machine before moving it to a different storage, and then power it on again after the action has been completed, select the relevant option.

    If the option is not selected, the action will be performed live on the virtual machine.

  5. Under Select Target Datastore, search for the datastore where you want to move the selected virtual machine.
    1. In a VMware environment, select one of the available datastores.
    2. In a Hyper-V environment, select one of the available datastores, and click either Use the default location to move the virtual machine to the default location of the datastore, or click Specify custom path, and enter a custom location.
  6. Schedule the action by selecting Time of Day > Use special Time of Day schedule for this action . This schedule only applies to the alert action you are editing.

    This is often used to prevent an action from occurring during specific windows.

  7. Select how frequently this action occurs for each triggered alert in Execution Settings.

  8. Click Add Action.

The action is added to the trigger or reset action list, and you can test the action using the Simulate button. When the trigger or reset conditions of the alert are met, the specified virtual machine will be moved to a different datastore.

 
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