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How to stop this alert??

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Hey guys.

I am getting a VM Generic warning alert:
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Event description: Warning message on DMZ-DNS on dmz-esxi2.massport.com in MOA: Insufficient video RAM. The maximum resolution of the virtual machine will be limited to 1672x1254. To use the configured maximum resolution of 2560x1600, increase the amount of video RAM allocated to this virtual machine by setting svga.vramSize="16384000" in the virtual machine's configuration file.
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How do I elimate just taht error and not the WHOLE VM Generic warning?

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Hi Simon, unfortunately, there is no way to do that, as this alarm is triggered by event which is common for multiple alarms coming from VI API. Thanks!

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Hi,

Is there still no solution to this issue?

I would like to disable just this particular warning, but stille recieve other "vm generic warning"s

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VM generic warning/error is retrieved from VMware, so you should either take a look at the events which are triggered at the same time with this error or disable this alarm completely.

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I agree, it would be nice to be able to flag even a string of text when it comes to the generic events, so you can change them to information or something. It'd be even better to be able to do this at the VMWare level, but thats out of our hands.

For reference, to "fix" this "issue" (I use quotes because its not really an issue to begin with), power off your vm, go to Edit Settings -> Video card and change the memory size to auto detect. That said, it would raise the amount of memory for video, so your memory usage on your hosts will go up a little (not a big deal unless you have a TON of vms).

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We are getting this on every single one of our VMs as well. Can you please provide a solution to filter out this particular VM generic warning without disabling the generic warnings as a whole?

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Hi James,

What are the related events to this warning? Have you tried the workaround suggested by Paul?

Thanks!

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Hi Vitaliy,
The events are identical to what the OP stated. Message about insufficient video memory.

I am not able to utilize the workaround since we have a large number of VMs which cannot be powered down to facilitate the setting change.

Thanks!

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Then, it seems that the only way you have is to disable this alarm. Thanks for the feedback anyway.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

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Are there any changes regarding this annoyance in the latest version of Veeam One? It would be nice to have an ability to filter out particular VM General events.

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We get the same event from vCenter server for this and other similar situations, so no changes yet. Paul's advice above should make a trick though.

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