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Custom Alarm Collection

Veeam LogoPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:42 pm
by moebius-uk
I have a 3rd party tool which integrates with vCenter and logs all of it's alarms directly into the vCenter console.

Is there a way to pick up these custom alarms and present them into the SCOM console?

Re: Custom Alarm Collection

Veeam LogoPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:09 am
by moebius-uk
I figured it out. Just posting in case it helps anyone else out in the future.

I created a new Monitor (Unit monitor - Windows Event reset) in SCOM targeting 'nworks VMware vCenter Events'

Read events from the nworksEventLog using the following expression:

Parameter 1 - equals - AlarmStatusChangedEvent
Parameter 11 - Matches wildcard - <enter your description e.g. Alarm*CustomApp*from Green to Red*

Create a similar rule for the Healthy Event to automatically close the alert.

That's about it.

Re: Custom Alarm Collection

Veeam LogoPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:24 am
by vBPav
Yep! Nice job!

Re: Custom Alarm Collection

Veeam LogoPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:41 am
by Alec King
Indeed, nice work moebius. Would you like a job in Veeam R & D? :wink:

I'd also add that there may be other event parameters available - depending on how your 3rd-party Alarm generation works, there could be parameters for VM, for Host, for Cluster....etc. If available from the source event, you can also use them for targeting your custom Monitor.
For example - event parameter 5 could be Host name; parameter 7 could be VM Name; etc. Viewing the event details in nworksEventLog will show the available parameters.

Cheers
Alec