Follow these simple steps to create an alert in vSphere!

Open the vSphere Client.

Step 1: Click on the "File" (menu item) in the vSphere Client".

Step 2: Click on "New".

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Step 3: Click on "Alarm..."

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Step 4: Click in the "Alarm name: (editable text box)" and type in a name.

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Step 5: Then click the "Triggers" tab.

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Step 6: Now click the "Add” (push button) and choose a trigger type.

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Step 7: I have chosen "VM CPU Usage (%)" and then set the condition and warning percentage.

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Step 8: Next click on the "Actions” tab and the press the "Add” push button.

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Step 9: Click on and choose an action. I have selected "Send a notification email” and then entered my email address.

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Step 10: Then I’ve selected "Once" for the reoccurrence.

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Step 11: Click OK and you’re done!

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