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Enable email notification

Hi All,

Please suggest how to enable Email notification for particular incident.

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

I would begin by setting up Mail server settings in vCenter server.

Using web-client

Select your VC, go to Manage->settings->General

Double check if Mail settings are set, if Not, click on Edit and specify your email server with sender account name.

Now go ahead and modify an existing alarm or create a new alarm as per your need.

you got to just configure alarm action for 'Send me a Notification' email. Like I am editing following alarm

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Narendra Padmani VCIX6-DCV | VCIX7-CMA | VCI | TOGAF 9 Certified
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Expert
Expert

Since the incident could be related to different situation that would be handled by Vmware in terms of alarms

VMware KB: Configuring VMware vCenter Server to send alarms when virtual machines are running from s...

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Contributor
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Thanks for the Reply!!

I need to know the Email Settings. I am using google account (google apps)

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Contributor
Contributor

Currently, there's no SMTP authentication enabled through vCenter to send alarms straight through a service provider like smtp.google.com:

VMware KB: Diagnosing why vCenter Server is not sending email alerts

You may want to opt to run a local SMTP relay service/VM, which would send out messages to the Gmail account of your preference.

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Contributor
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For vCenter v6.0, if you would like to enable SMTP authentication settings you could do so actually in the vCenter Server Settings -> Advance Settings :

KEY : VALUE

mail.sender : The alert email address e.g. alert@mydomain.com

mail.smtp.username : The valid SMTP account name e.g. david@mydomain.com

mail.smtp.password : The valid SMTP account password

mail.smtp.port : The SMTP receiving port e.g. 25

mail.smtp.server : The SMTP host e.g. mail.mydomain.com

Hope this help. Not too sure if this is valid for v5.5 but for sure this is working for my current v6.0 environment that use plain SMTP authentication.

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Hi KKLY

Thank you for your information.

I did the same configuration for Google app account but unfortunately its not working.

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Contributor
Contributor

Hello anyone can help ?

 

I would like to know if smtp.google.com is supported by vCenter v6.7 ? 

 

How to check ?

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