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How to Configure Email Alert in VDP

VMware VDP is an vSphere Data Protection which an Backup & Recovery solution from VMware for your vSphere infrastructure. VDP is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere Web Client. VDP is powered by an EMC Avamar. VDP provides agentless, image-level virtual-machine backups to disk. It also provides application-aware protection for business-critical Microsoft applications (such as Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint) along with WAN-efficient, encrypted backup data replication.

In this series of vSphere Data Protection at this point we have successfully deployed the VDP Appliance , Taken a Backup of VM & saw how to restore the VM using VDP. In this post we will see on how to configure Email Alerts in VDP. Email alerts are quite useful feature which provides the various types of alerts directly on to your Inbox regarding the vSphere Data Protection.

If you haven’t deployed the VDP Appliance yet then check our post:

How to Deploy the vSphere Data Protection step by step ?

Let’s see How to configure Email Alert in VDP :

Step 1:
Login to vSphere web client. Choose the VDP plugin to access the VDP.
Here you will see an option to connect to VDP Appliance. So choose the VDP Appliance & click Connect.
You will see an getting started page. click on Configuration Tab.
Select the Email Option. Click Edit button to configure.


Step 2:
Configure the Email Alert schedule & provide the Email Server details to configure the Email alerts.
Once to fill all the details click Save.


Step 3:
Click on Send test mail button to check the connectivity and testing.


Check your inbox for the test mail from VDP Appliance. That’s it we have successfully configured the Email Alerts in VDP. You can configure the alerts in the same way easily in your infra.

Checkout our posts on VDP:

How to Deploy and Configure VDP Step by Step ?

How to take Backup of VM using VDP Step by Step ?

How to Restore VM using VDP Step by Step ?

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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