VMware VirtualCenter: VM memory balloon Health Monitor

Jalasoft.Xian.SmartManagementPacks.VMwareVirtualCenters.VmMemoryBalloon.1.1 (AggregateMonitor)

This monitor catches Xian events that notifies when the VM memory balloon has changed its state.

Knowledge Base article:

Summary

Vm memory balloon used is over threshold.

The amount of memory balloon used by the virtual machine is above the maximum threshold configured in Xian Network Manager 2012.

Causes

The Virtual Machine is using its memory balloon at a high rate.

Resolutions

Verify why this Virtual Machine is using such amount of memory balloon.

Additional

Monitors the memory balloon used on this Virtual Machine.

Element properties:

TargetJalasoft.Xian.Common.Elements.ThirdParty.VMWare.JsXVMwareVirtualCenterVirtualMachineElement
Parent MonitorSystem.Health.PerformanceState
AlgorithmWorstOf
CategoryStateCollection
EnabledTrue
Alert GenerateTrue
Alert SeverityMatchMonitorHealth
Alert PriorityLow
Alert Auto ResolveTrue
RemotableTrue
AccessibilityPublic
Alert Message
VM memory balloon Alert
{0}

Source Code:

<AggregateMonitor ID="Jalasoft.Xian.SmartManagementPacks.VMwareVirtualCenters.VmMemoryBalloon.1.1" Accessibility="Public" Enabled="true" Target="ThirdParty_VMWare!Jalasoft.Xian.Common.Elements.ThirdParty.VMWare.JsXVMwareVirtualCenterVirtualMachineElement" ParentMonitorID="SystemHealth!System.Health.PerformanceState" Remotable="true" Priority="Normal">
<Category>StateCollection</Category>
<AlertSettings AlertMessage="VmMemoryBalloon_AlertMessage">
<AlertOnState>Warning</AlertOnState>
<AutoResolve>true</AutoResolve>
<AlertPriority>Low</AlertPriority>
<AlertSeverity>MatchMonitorHealth</AlertSeverity>
<AlertParameters>
<AlertParameter1>$Data/Context/Params/Param[3]$</AlertParameter1>
</AlertParameters>
</AlertSettings>
<Algorithm>WorstOf</Algorithm>
</AggregateMonitor>