vRealize Operations Manager

How to Create Email Alert Notification in vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Operations Manager provides feature of Email Alert notification where we can configure Alert notification so that we can directly receive those alerts generated in vROPS directly into mail box. It is very beneficial feature where you can configure Alerts for each objects in vRealize Operations Manager .

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I have one of the experience where a company wanted to have alert notification based on the VM Folders so that the owner of that virtual machines will be notified directly when any alert generated on their respective vm folders.

It is always recommended to configure Notification so that you don’t miss any alert on your vSphere Infra. So let’s see How to configure alert notifications step by step:

Before configuring alert notification you must have configured outbound Email Server Plugin , If you don’t have configured yet check below link:

How to Configure Outbound Email Server Plugin in vRealize Operations Manager ?

Step 1:
Login to vRealize Operations Manager.
Go to Alerts Tab.
Here you will get all the alerts generated on each objects.
Expand Alert settings and select Notification settings.
Click on Green Plus icon to configure notification.

vrops configure alert notifications

Step 2:
Notification wizard will open here.
Provide the Name for the Notification.
Select Standard Email Plugin and your configured outbound email plugin in Method.
You can specify multiple recipients based on your requirements.
You can also configure Notify again, Max notification, Delay to notify and Description based on your requirements.
Under the Filtering Criteria select the drop down in Scope and select the appropriate value Object Type, Object, Tags or Applications.
We are configuring Virtual Machines so we have selected object.
Click on Select Object to specify your objects on which you want notifications.

vrops configure alert notifications

You can type the Object Names in Select object to specify your objects.
We have selected Object as Workload VMs folder.
Select your object based on requirements.
Click Select to save.

vrops configure alert notifications

Step 3:
Specify the Notification Trigger.
You have 3 options Alert Type, Impact and Alert Definition.
So we are going with the Impact, you can choose the Trigger which is suited for your requirement.

vrops configure alert notifications


After selecting Impact we have to specify which impact we want to go with Health, Risk or Efficiency of the VMs.
We are going to monitor Health so we have selected Health here.

Step 4:
In Criticality we can specify how critical notification we want to receive.

vrops configure alert notifications

Here we have selected Warning, Immediate and Critical as all the recommended criticality.
You can choose based on your requirement.
Click Save to save the notification.

vrops configure alert notifications

As you can see that Notification is configured and saved successfully. You can see the values such as Instance, Email Addresses and Objects configured.

vrops configure alert notifications


So using this way you can configure notification in your environment, You can create multiple notifications as well. Make sure to configure Notifications properly so that you receive the alerts based on your configuration.

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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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