Configuring vCenter Alarm for Backup Failure

Hi All:

I’ve configured a recurring backup job for our 6.7 vCenter Server appliance via the appliance management dashboard. Unless I’m overlooking it, is there no way to monitor the status of the backup job (i.e., trigger an alarm on failure)?

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  1. I’ve actually written a powershell report that gets emailed daily with the backup result. Start time end time successful or failure.

    I’m using this for 10 different VC’s on a single html mail report.

  2. There is a built in alarm in vCenter for failed backups. its called “Backup job status’ under the alarm definitions of the vCenter. You can configure it to send an email, SNMP trap and/or run a custom script on failure/ success.

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