what variables can be used in vmware probe messages?

Document ID : KB000015535
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

The Vmware probe documentation details several variables that can be used in alarm messages here. It does not however detail what each of the variables means.

Question:

What information does each of the variables return?

Answer:

The following variables are available to the vmware probe alarm messages

  • $resource - the vcenter
  • $host - The vcenter server
  • $port - The vcenter server port
  • $descr - The monitor description
  • $monitor - The name of the monitor
  • $key - The monitor key
  • $unit - the Monitor unit
  • $value = the value of the monitor
  • $oper or $operator = The alarm operator (=, > etc.)
  • $thr = The configured threshold value¬†
  • $info = the alarm or event text received from Vcenter
    • this is only populated when the alarm is forwarded directly from vcenter. If the Alarm is based on a QOS then this variable will not be populated