Do you have any information on default Email notification scenarios for vRA 8. Does it have all default email notifications as version 7 did, especially, request submitted/completed and machine is ready notifications.
I just saw this from the release notes of 8.0.1:
vRealize Automation 8 uses the user ID to send emails.
Some users use a different email address other than the one associated with their user ID. This might result in missing or lost emails from vRealize Automation 8.
I looked at 8.1 release notes and saw no mention. (I'm running 8.1). I then went into vra and looked at "User Settings" "My Account", and for email it has my username. The weird thing is that when I configure the email server, it actually sends me a test email.
Has anyone else seen this?
Just realized that there are only 2 notifications that are sent per 8.1 documentation:
Email messages are sent to users in the following scenarios.
I confirmed that setting the lease to expire sends off these messages, but no other notifications are available in vRA 8.1.
Major disappointment. I'll have to make a subscription to run post build to notify users of their request completion.
I have a problem same.
On VRA 8.1 I don't find default email notifications as version 7 did. Example:
+ Notification Create, Complete, fail, power on, power off, reconfigure
can you have idea or solution on VRA 8.1?
As you already found out, there are no default notifications in vRA8.
I have e-mails going out through an ABX action based on a subscription on the "Compute post provision" and "compute post removal" events, but you can do this for any day2 action as well.
Getting an e-mail on a failure is a different problem that VMWare will hopefully address. In the mean time, I run a non blocking ABX action (flow) on the "compute allocation" event that keeps making API calls to vRA to check on the deployment status, it either ends when it is successfull or generates a ticket (could be an e-mail) when it fails or times out. Note that an ABX flow has a maximum timeout of 12000 seconds, but each action in the flow has its own limited timeout so this might not be a good option if you use approval policies.
In VRO their is a SEND MAIL workflow. Use it and create a workflow. Add the workflow as a subscription to Compute provision pre and compute provision post. I use the same workflow and depending on which subscription is fired it sets the proper content. This will send the notifications out. You have to configure SMTP inside of VRO though (which can be done via another workflow).