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VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration by Jonathan Medd, Arnim van Lieshout, Glenn Sizemore, Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 16

Monitoring the vSphere Environment

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Determine What to Monitor
  • Use Alarms
    • Designing an Alarm
    • Removing Alarms
    • Modifying Alarms
    • Moving Alarms

In several of the preceding chapters, we have shown you how to automate the deployment and much of the management of your vSphere environment. Thanks to this high level of automation, you avoid a lot of human errors. But even when you have everything running as designed, there can be mishaps. Remember Murphy’s Law! To capture these unforeseen events and to react to them as fast as possible, you need to monitor your vSphere environment at all times.

In this chapter, you will determine what you need to monitor and how to employ alarms in the monitoring process. ...

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