Managing VMware Thresholds:
From the Thresholds Library in the WhatsUp Gold Alert Center Libraries view, you can perform the following VMware Threshold operations.
. Create a new threshold.
From the WhatsUp Gold navigation menu:
- Select .
- Click panel (to expand it if collapsed).
The Thresholds Library displays.
- On the Thresholds Library panel, click the "add" button ().
The Select Threshold Type dialog displays.
- Choose and click . (This adds a new VMware Threshold to your library.)
The New/Edit VMware Threshold Alert dialog displays. (Now, you must configure your VMware Threshold.)
- Edit the VMware Threshold configuration.
. Adjust, tune, and configure an existing threshold.
To configure a VMware threshold:
- Configure the following:
- . Enter a name for the VMware threshold. The name entered here is displayed as the threshold's dashboard report title on the Alert Center Home page.
- . Select the event type for which you want to create a threshold. The following options are available:
: When are collected from the vCenter server, and you select in the threshold configuration, you only see those events that were selected when event collection was configured in the Device Properties - Virtualization menu.
: For more information about event types and event type selection, see the Configure VMware event listener dialog help.
- Select one of the following alert criteria:
- <Threshold_Check_Period> . Select this option if you want alerts to occur immediately when an event has occurred within the threshold check period, where <Threshold_Check_Period> is the value defined in the Threshold Check area of this dialog.
- . Select this option if you want to define a number of events and time range for the threshold alert.
- <exceeds_or_falls_below> <number>. Use this setting to configure the number of events of the selected event type that must be received before firing the alert, where <exceeds_or_falls_below> determines if the number should or the threshold value, and <number> is the threshold value.
- <number> <unit_of_time>. Use this setting to configure the number and units of time that the threshold check should check for events, where <number> is the number of units of time, and <unit_of_time> is the unit of time.
- Select the policy you want to apply to the threshold from the boxes. Use the browse () button to access the Alert Center Notification Policies dialog. You can create new policies or edit existing policies from the Alert Center Notification Policies dialog.
- Enter the number of minutes to wait between threshold checks in the area of the dialog.
- Click when you have completed your configuration.
. Clone a new threshold based on an existing threshold's configuration.
Clone a threshold based on a custom or built-in configuration:
- Click on a threshold on the Thresholds Library panel you want to copy.
- Click the button, and click to create a new VMware Threshold.
The Edit VMware Threshold dialog displays.
- Save or customize your new threshold, either:
- Type in a new value for Name field (or keep the default) and click to save to the Thresholds Library.
- Follow the Edit VMware Threshold instructions.
. Clone and customize existing threshold.
Delete an existing VMware Threshold:
- Select VMware Threshold you want to delete from the VMware Threshold panel.
- Click the button, and then click to confirm the deletion.
The VMware Threshold configuration is deleted.