We have Orion 6.22 SAM and vMan integrated. I found the canned "VM No heartbeat" alert from vMan only checks VMTools agent in the guest OS and this does not require network connectivity. vMan/vCenter still sees the guest in good standing as long as VMTools is running in the guest regardless whether the guest nic is enabled.
My goal is to monitor guest up/down status based on network connectivity (e.g. ping status) . Is there a way to monitor these VM status by utilizing alerts from vMan? I can't figure out a way without adding all the VMs to SAM as nodes. However I have about 1,000 VMs and it's not feasible to add them all SAM.