Chapter 2. Events

Events are triggers that cause a condition to be tested. CloudForms Management Engine Control provides several Events, that can be divided into functional types. Events cannot be modified.

Table 2.1. Event Types

CategoryDescription

Datastore Operation

Events related to datastore analysis.

Authentication Validation

Events related to credential validation for hosts and providers.

Company Tag

Events related to assigning and removing company tags from an infrastructure object.

Compliance

Events related to checking compliance policies.

Host Operation

Events related to the connection state of a host and status of a SmartState Analysis on a host.

VM Configuration

Events associated with a change in configuration of a virtual machine. These include, but are not limited to, clone, create, template create, and settings change.

VM Lifecycle

Events such as virtual machine discovery, provisioning, and virtual machine retirement.

VM Operation

Events associated with power states or locations of virtual machines and virtual desktop machines. These include, but are not limited to, power off, power on, reset, resume, shutdown, and suspend.

Service Lifecycle

Events associated with service lifecycle. These include, but are not limited to, provisioning completed, start request, started, stop request, stopped, retirement warning, and retired.

Each type has a set of events that you can select to trigger the checking of a condition.

Table 2.2. Events and Descriptions

EventDescription

Datastore Analysis Complete

Check the condition when a SmartState Analysis of datastore completes.

Datastore Analysis Request

Check the condition when a SmartState Analysis for a datastore is requested from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

Host Added to Cluster

Check the condition when a host is added to a cluster.

Host Analysis Complete

Check the condition when a SmartState Analysis of host completes.

Host Analysis Request

Check the condition when a SmartState Analysis is requested from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

Host Auth Changed

Check the condition when host authentication credentials are changed in the CloudForms Management Engine console.

Host Auth Error

Check the condition if there is any other error connecting to the host such as ssh/vim handshaking problems, timeouts, or any other uncategorized error.

Host Auth Incomplete Credentials

Check the condition if host authentication credentials are not complete in the CloudForms Management Engine console.

Host Auth Invalid

Check the condition if CloudForms Management Engine is able to communicate with the host and the credentials fail.

Host Auth Unreachable

Check the condition if CloudForms Management Engine is unable to communicate with the host.

Host Auth Valid

Check the condition when the host authentication credentials entered in the CloudForms Management Engine console are valid.

Host C & U Processing Complete

Check the condition when the processing of capacity and utilization data has finished.

Host Compliance Check

Check the condition when a compliance check is performed on a host.

Host Compliance Failed

Check the condition when a host fails a compliance check.

Host Compliance Passed

Check the condition when a host passes a compliance check.

Host Connect

Check the condition when a host connects to a provider.

Host Disconnect

Check the condition when a host disconnects from a provider.

Host Removed from Cluster

Check the condition when a host is removed from a cluster.

Provider Auth Changed

For use only with CloudForms Management Engine automate, for future use in policies. Check the condition when provider authentication credentials are changed in the CloudForms Management Engine console.

Provider Auth Error

For use only with CloudForms Management Engine automate, for future use in policies. Check the condition if there is any other error connecting to the provider such as ssh/vim handshaking problems, timeouts, or any other uncategorized error.

Provider Auth Incomplete Credentials

For use only with CloudForms Management Engine automate, for future use in policies. Check the condition if provider authentication credentials are not complete in the CloudForms Management Engine console.

Provider Auth Invalid

For use only with CloudForms Management Engine automate, for future use in policies. Check the condition if CloudForms Management Engine is able to communicate with the provider and the credentials fail.

Provider Auth Unreachable

For use only with CloudForms Management Engine automate, for future use in policies. Check the condition if CloudForms Management Engine is unable to communicate with the provider.

Provider Auth Valid

For use only with CloudForms Management Engine automate, for future use in policies. Check the condition when the provider authentication credentials entered in the CloudForms Management Engine console are valid.

Service Provision Complete

Check the condition when the service provision is complete.

Service Retired

Check the condition when the service has been retired.

Service Retirement Warning

Check the condition when the service is about to retire.

Service Start Request

Check the condition when the service has been requested to start.

Service Started

Check the condition when the service has started.

Service Stop Request

Check the condition when the service has been requested to stop.

Service Stopped

Check the condition when the service has stopped.

Tag Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is assigned.

Tag Parent Cluster Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is assigned to a virtual machine’s parent cluster.

Tag Parent Datastore Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is assigned to a virtual machine’s parent datastore.

Tag Parent Host Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is assigned to a virtual machine’s parent host.

Tag Parent Resource Pool Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is assigned to a virtual machine’s parent resource pool.

Tag Request

Check the condition when assignment of a company tag is attempted.

Un-Tag Complete

Check the condition when a company tag is removed.

Un-Tag Parent Cluster Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is removed from a virtual machine’s parent cluster.

Un-Tag Parent Datastore Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is removed from a virtual machine’s parent datastore.

Un-Tag Parent Host Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is removed from a virtual machine’s parent host.

Un-Tag Parent Resource Pool Complete

Check the condition after a company tag is removed from a virtual machine’s parent resource pool.

Un-Tag Request

Check the condition when an attempt is made to remove a company tag.

VDI Connecting to Session

Check the condition when a VDI session is started.

VDI Disconnected from Session

Check the condition when a VDI session is disconnected.

VDI Login Session

Check the condition when a user logs on to a VDI session.

VDI Logoff Session

Check the condition when a user logs off from a VDI session.

VM Analysis Complete

Check the condition when a SmartState Analysis of virtual machine completes.

VM Analysis Failure

Check the condition when a SmartState Analysis of virtual machine fails.

VM Analysis Request

Check the condition when a SmartState Analysis is requested from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Analysis Start

Check the condition when a SmartState Analysis of virtual machine is started.

VM C & U Processing Complete

Check the condition when the processing of capacity and utilization data has finished.

VM Clone Complete

Check the condition when a virtual machine is cloned.

VM Clone Start

Check the condition when a virtual machine clone is started.

VM Compliance Check

Check the condition when a compliance check is performed on a virtual machine.

VM Compliance Failed

Check the condition when a virtual machine fails a compliance check.

VM Compliance Passed

Check the condition when a virtual machine passes a compliance check.

VM Create Complete

Check the condition when a virtual machine is created.

VM Delete (from Disk) Request

Check the condition when someone tries to delete a virtual machine from disk from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Discovery

Check the condition when CloudForms Management Engine discovers a virtual machine.

VM Guest Reboot

Check the condition when a virtual machine is rebooted.

VM Guest Reboot Request

Check the condition when someone tries to reboot a virtual machine from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Guest Shutdown

Check the condition when the operating system of a virtual machine shuts down.

VM Guest Shutdown Request

Check the condition when someone tries to shut down the operating system of a virtual machine from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Live Migration (VMOTION)

Check the condition when a VMOTION is performed.

VM Power Off

Check the condition when a virtual machine is turned off.

VM Power Off Request

Check the condition when someone tries to power off a virtual machine from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Power On

Check the condition when a virtual machine is turned on.

VM Power On Request

Check the condition when someone tries to turn on a virtual machine from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Provision Complete

Check the condition when a virtual machine is provisioned.

VM Remote Console Connected

Check the condition when a virtual machine is connected to a remote console.

VM Removal from Inventory

Check the condition when a virtual machine is unregistered.

VM Removal from Inventory Request

Check the condition when a request is sent from the CloudForms Management Engine console to unregister a virtual machine.

VM Renamed Event

Check the condition when a virtual machine is renamed on its provider.

VM Reset

Check the condition when a virtual machine is restarted.

VM Reset Request

Check the condition when a virtual machine is restarted from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Retire Request

Check the condition when a virtual machine retirement request is created from CloudForms Management Engine.

VM Retired

Check the condition when a virtual machine is retired.

VM Retirement Warning

Check the condition when a warning threshold is reached for retirement.

VM Settings Change

Check the condition when the settings of virtual machine are changed.

VM Snapshot Create Complete

Check the condition when a snapshot is completed.

VM Snapshot Create Request

Check the condition when someone tries to create a snapshot of a virtual machine from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Snapshot Create Started

Check the condition when a snapshot creation is started.

VM Standby of Guest

Check the condition when the operating system of a virtual machine goes to standby.

VM Standby of Guest Request

Check the condition when someone tries to put the operating system of a virtual machine in standby from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Suspend

Check the condition when a virtual machine is suspended.

VM Suspend Request

Check the condition when someone tries to suspend a virtual machine from the CloudForms Management Engine console.

VM Template Create Complete

Check the condition when a virtual machine template is created.