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AlarmVM is used by VMware Administrators to detect problems in the VMware environment and proactively notify administrators. alarmVM is a 24/7 alarm monitoring tool that detects problems in VMware objects, including VMs, hosts, clusters, datastores and vCenter Servers. When alarm conditions are detected, alarmVM notifies VMware Administrators via email and/or SNMP trap.Key Benefits:alarmVM can be installed and set up to monitor a VMware environment in less than 20 minutes.It automatically activates out-of-the-box alarms so an entire VMware environment is being monitored simply by registering a vCenter Server.By default, alarmVM notifies all configured contacts about each alarm, eliminating the need to set up contacts for each alarm.Using inheritable alarm policies, it is easy to change default alarm behavior on entire sets of vSphere objects (e.g. all VMs in a datacenter or all VMs in a folder).A 30 day history of alarms is kept, so you can see what happened in the past. During this period, alarmVM shows graphs for metric-based alarms with the underlying detailed data that would not be available in vSphere Client.alarmVM shows how alarms are trending so you can see if trouble is easing or mounting in your VMware environment.