Alarms like this are generated again and again:
Failed to configure monitor 'vmhost17.xxx.com.Status'. Updated value will not be available.
Failed to configure monitor 'vmhost11.xxx.com.CPU.CPU Usage (Average/Rate)'. Updated value will not be available.
This can be for any resource item metric, and it is the beginning and end of the message that is consistent.
Release : 8.51
Component : UIM - VMWARE