Alerts from the vmware probe come from the vcenter and not the host

Document ID : KB000004655
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

Alerts from the vmware probe come from the vcenter and not the individual virtual machine host.

Cause:

The default behavior for vmware probe 6.72 is to agregate self-monitoring alarms based on monitor type.  All alarms on  will aggregate to one VCenter.

Resolution:

This can be reversed to the behavior of a previous vmware probe versiohn, (as seen in 6.60), using the configuration Setup key;
enable_self_monitoring_alarm_aggregation = false

Also with 6.72 by default self-monitoring alarm is sent only once when it occurs on a monitor type and it won’t sent again unless its cleared or the probe rebooted.  To reverse this and cause the probe to send a self-monitoring alarm every polling cycle, create the following Setup key:
enable_self_monitoring_alarm_same_error_suppression = false