If your virtual datacenter supports virtual machine monitoring, you can enable it for your virtual machines. See VM monitoring and metrics
After you have enabled monitoring for a virtual machine, on the Monitoring tab, you can configure the metrics view at a virtual appliance level.
To configure the refresh interval, select the Refresh data every checkbox and enter a number of minutes.
Then choose the metrics you wish to display and filter by metric statistics.
To view alerts and their associated alarms, open the Control tab in the Virtual machines pane. To display the details of an alert in the lower Alerts panel, select an alert in the Alerts list at the top. To display alarms associated with an alert, select the tabs of the lower Alerts panel.
To manage monitoring alarms and alarms and alerts for the virtual appliance, ideally you should have at least the Access alerts section, Manage alerts and Manage alarms privileges. From the virtual appliances screen, you can manage alarms for alerts, but you can only create alarms that are not assigned to alerts and assign them to alerts. You cannot edit or delete alarms that are not attached to alerts.
To create an alarm for any virtual machine in the virtual appliance:
Name of the alarm. The name can contain up to 128 characters. You can create more than one alarm with the same name, but only if the alarms are for different metrics. However, in Abiquo 3.8.0, you will need to be able to identify the alarms by name when creating an alert.
|Description||Describe the alarm|
|Virtual machine||Virtual machine name, which by default is the virtual machine template name. Display only|
|Metric||Enable fetch metrics on the monitoring tab to retrieve metrics for evaluation of the alarm. When you enable the retrieval of metrics, Abiquo will retrieve all metrics, even if you do not select them for display on the monitoring tab. For your alarm, select one of the metrics available for the virtual machine. In Abiquo 3.8.1+, you do not need to display a metric to use it with an alarm, but it may be helpful to do so.|
Elapsed time during which the platform will evaluate the alarm based on the statistic and the threshold. The minimum value is 60 seconds
Number of periods during which the platform will evaluate the alarm.
Statistic that the platform will use for evaluating the alarm:
Operator that the platform will use for evaluation of the alarm, for example, greater than. Values can be:
Value that the platform will evaluate the alarm against, if appropriate
You can also select an alert and use the + add button on the lower alarms panel.
To modify or delete an alarm associated with an alert:
Before you create an alert, remember to:
To create an alert for a virtual appliance
Name of the alert. The name can contain up to 128 characters
|Description||Describe the alert|
|Muted||Select this checkbox to disable notifications for this alert|
On the Alarms tab, assign alarms to the alert. If all alarms are activated, the alert will notify the users registered on the Actions tab.
On the Actions tab, enter the email address(es) to notify if the alarms are activated.