7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2016 6:10 AM by Milan_Volejnik

    alert for VMOTION

    blackpearl

      how to trigger an alert for VMOTION please? Thank you.

        • Re: alert for VMOTION
          rharland2012

          Detail is your friend here if you're looking for assistance.

          What do you want to alert on? A vMotion taking place? A vMotion failing? Both? Something else?

            • Re: alert for VMOTION
              blackpearl

              Actually I need to fine-tune some alerts as I am getting false alerts when vMotion is performed , below are the 2 false alerts that I get

               

              Description: Fires whenever VMs have been rebooted via hypervisor within 30 minutes.  The alert will lower once the VM has been up for longer than 30 minutes.

              Description: Hosts that have been rebooted within the past 30 minutes

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                • Re: alert for VMOTION
                  rharland2012

                  Not sure about the hosts false alert, but the VM alert I assume is looking at some uptime counter on the host/cluster. Are you using VMAN to monitor clusters or separate hosts?

                    • Re: alert for VMOTION
                      blackpearl

                      yes We are using VMAN to monitor our vCenter, having several clusters and hosts inside them with VMs. and these messages come once we perform vMotion.

                        • Re: alert for VMOTION
                          rharland2012

                          That's not the normal behavior. If we were getting alerted every time a vMotion happened with a VM reboot message, we would not enjoy that.

                          I have to say at this point that the right call is to open a case with support. You can guess, and dig around, and try to find out why this is happening - or get support involved, look at some stuff, and hopefully get it solved sooner.

                            • Re: alert for VMOTION
                              Milan_Volejnik

                              blackpearl, good news. A new attribute is gathered from VMware for Virtual machines: vm.osuptime

                               

                              • collected by Performance job
                              • available only when vmware tools installed and enabled
                              • no data for HyperV
                              • not reset by vMotion

                               

                              So if you adjust your alerts to use vm.osuptime, you won't get false positive alerts when vMotion is performed.

                               

                              All you need to do is to download and install VMAN 6.3.1 HF1.

                    • Re: alert for VMOTION
                      chrispaap

                      I agree with Russ for you to open a ticket.  Once you have a case number send number send that to me and I will track it from the SolarWinds side.