The vSphere Client has a mechanism to report errors and critical events to the user, called "Alarms". However, you need to manually log in to the client and check them - there is no way for those alarms to be pushed as notifications to the user/VI admin. To solve this issue, we have built vSphere Alert Center that is capable of checking for, retrieving, and notifying you of such events.
vSphere Alert Center runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. The technologies we have used for its implementation are Angular, Electron, and vSphere.js. The Fling connects to and monitors multiple vCenter instances simultaneously, providing detailed information about the detected alarms. The alarms fetching interval can be custom-defined. If the user requires more detailed information to troubleshoot the issue, they can easily open the vSphere Client web portal directly from the application. The customers' data is stored securely on the local file system in encrypted form.
- Windows: Windows 7 and newer
- Linux: Ubuntu 14.04 and newer
- Fedora 24 and newer
- Debian 8 and newer
- MacOS: macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and newer
- Download the application
- Install the application
- Run the application
- Set up a primary password
- Log in with the primary password
- Add vCenter instances for monitoring
- Set the check interval from the “Preferences window”, which can be opened from the main window’s File menu. It is 5 minutes by default.
- Added support for vCenter instances using a different than the default HTTPS port (443)
- Bug fixes
vSphere Mobile Client
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Virtual Machine Desired State Configuration
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vSphere Diagnostic Tool
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