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How alerts work in VMAN

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Alerts notify you when an issue or error occurs in the virtual environment. The Orion Platform provides alerts for all monitored nodes and applications, including alerts for integrated products. VMAN provides over 40 virtualization alerts to identify common issues in virtual environments including clusters, hosts, datastores, and VMs.

These alerts include:

  • Threshold-based alerts: monitor network utilization, CPU load, memory usage, IOPS, latency, and capacity.
  • Activity-based alerts: monitor specific actions in an environment including authentication failures, syslog, changes in network configurations, and events.
  • Network-based alerts: monitor connections between networked servers and devices including latency, connection state, and IOPS.

Monitor alerts after deployment to troubleshoot and maintain your environment. Virtualization alerts trigger for real-time monitored data and events using virtualization thresholds (global and specific to VM). Recommendations require collected data over 1 hour for active to 7 days for predictive to effectively trigger.

Until the Orion Web Console collects the required data for recommendations, monitor alerts through the Virtualization Summary. Issues bubble up through the Recommendations and Alert resources.


File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/How_alerts_work/callout1.png Recommendations

Lists all triggered active and predictive recommendations.

If available, active recommendations include a link to a related alert:


File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/How_alerts_work/callout2.png All Active Virtualization Alerts Lists all triggered alerts for active issues in your virtual environment. Alerts display in order: critical, serious, and warning.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/How_alerts_work/callout3.png Potential Virtualization Issues

Lists triggered informational virtualization alerts.

Informational alerts indicate trends in status, usage, and capacity. For example, an informational alert triggers when VM management tool access times out between the Orion Platform and a VM.

Alert categories without triggered issues display as green.

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To manage and create alerts:

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