by SGalbincea » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:26 pm 1 person likes this post
We have implemented a VMware replication product, Zerto, which creates a number of new vCenter alarms. I would like to include these alarms and their definitions in our Veeam One monitoring setup. What is the best way to set this up? Is there an elegant way to export the alarms from vCenter and get them into Veeam One? Am I missing something easy? I hope so, any help will be appreciated!
by Shestakov » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:07 pm people like this post
I would suggest to check Veeam One alarms in One Monitor -> Alarm Management, I believe there are all alarms you need. If you want more alarms you can create it there manually, since there is no elegant way to import Zerto`s alarms to Veeam One.
Please let us know which alarms you are missing/can`t find in Veeam One.
by SGalbincea » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:06 pm people like this post
Thanks Shestakov - I am not missing any default alarms, but when Zerto is installed it installs its own set of alarms. Their initial solution would be to have vCenter email the alarms, but since I am using Veeam One for real time monitoring I would prefer to only use that. I will experiment with the XML format and see if I can come up with a way to export from vCenter into a Veeam One style XML file for import (I like challenges!) - otherwise I will just create them manually and save them for future use at other clients.
by Shestakov » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:38 am people like this post
I think so.
I`m not sure which alarms Zerto added, but I think Veeam One contains them. As I said, the easiest way is to check if Zerto to vCenter added any alarms which are not reflected in Veeam One. If so, you can add them manually to Veeam One (and let us know what we are missing).
by Shestakov » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:08 pm people like this post
After a quick review, I can say that Veeam One either have exact alarms (i.e. "MAC Address conflict" etc.) or have another names for same alarms (i.e. "DisconnectedvCenter"="vCenter Server lost connection to host", "Datastore"= "Datastore is inaccessible" etc.)
by SGalbincea » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:29 pm people like this post
I wish that were true, but these are specific alarms related to the functionality of the Zerto environment, not vCenter in general. I need to be notified when these alarms are triggered. Thanks for your comments, but it looks like I need to manually create all of these in Veeam One or allow vCenter to email these alarms directly.
by Vitaliy S. » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:55 pm people like this post
If these alarms are event based, then you can export their definitions from the vCenter Server and then import them to Veeam ONE. Please check the XML format we are using for our own definitions by exporting Veeam ONE alarms. After that create an "extended" XML file manually and then import it to Veeam ONE. In this case you will not need to click through the alarm creation wizard multiple times.