Idea Details

CA UIM vmware probe: Option to override thresholds set in template

Last activity 09-20-2017 08:53 PM
Phani Devulapalli's profile image
12-01-2016 04:47 AM

Please provide an option to override the thresholds set in vmware probe at the template level for individual nodes


Use Case Example:


 We have VMFS in datastore of different capacities being monitored for "% Capacity free". In the template, we have set a standard threshold of less than 5% which is applied to all VMFS as a standard.

However there are certain VMFS which needs different threshold levels set for monitoring like less than 3% or 4% as this would be appropriate based on the size of the VMFS. Right now, the only way to do it is to remove the monitor from the template and set the thresholds manually for all the nodes


This might sound easy if the number of nodes are less, in a scenario where we have dozens of VMFS monitored by vmware probe and I need to override the threshold of around 5 to 6 VMFS only option for me is to remove the monitor from template completely and manually configuring the thresholds for all of them. This would be a very tedious task in a large scale environment.

It would take good amount of time doing the manual configuration for all of the nodes and monitors if it’s a large scale environment


Also it’s just not about one particular monitor, there are many other monitors in the vmware probe where one set of thresholds may not be right for all the nodes and there should be an option to override it at the node level if needed instead of configuring manually for all of them


09-20-2017 08:53 PM

Any plans to add this functionality please?

06-29-2017 08:34 PM


This option is very much possible using the IM console , but not from Admin Console . We have multiple scenarios where we need this functionality , please have this functionality added to AC

12-02-2016 12:38 AM

In general, it will very much useful to have "exclusion list" in template feature.



In SNMPcollector, we have a "Component User Defined properties 1" feature give "tag" on a component, which helps you control which targets should be covered with template.

In SNMPcollector template, it has filtering feature based on tag as well.

If component has the same tag, it is covered with template. If component does not have the tag, it is not covered with template.