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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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Chapter 7. Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions

This chapter focuses on the monitoring options available in vCenter, including performance and storage monitoring, as well as possible response actions including e-mail alerts.

We will also discuss automation options, such as scheduled tasks and the Update Manager plugin, which can simplify patch management tasks.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Alarms and events
  • Monitoring host health, guest performance, storage usage, and snapshot size
  • Viewing and scheduling tasks
  • The Update Manager plugin—installation, baselines, scanning, and remediation

Events, alarms, and system monitoring

vSphere includes a configurable subsystem of events and alarms. This subsystem is able to track what's happening in the environment, ...

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