How vCenter events are processed

The instance converts the subscribed vCenter events into system events (sysevent) that the system uses to perform tasks, such as email notification.

Event processing

The MID Server listens for the vCenter events configured in the vCenter Event Collector form. When one of these events is returned from vCenter, the instance parses the payload with a business rule that converts the vCenter event into a system event. The resulting sysevents contain these values:
  • Name: Name of the system event created from the vCenter event. This value is always automation.vcenter.
  • Parm1: vCenter event that was returned. This event must be associated with an event collector record.
  • Parm2: Event data provided by vCenter, in JSON format.
Figure 1. Log entries for vCenter events
Log entries for vCenter events