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VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook - Second Edition by Hersey Cartwright

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Configuring vCenter Mail, SNMP, and Alarms

Alarms can be used to notify an administrator of issues, or potential issues, in a vSphere environment. This notification allows an administrator to take corrective actions. Alarms can be configured to send e-mail notifications and/or SMNP traps when conditions are triggered. Alarm definitions contain a trigger and an action. Triggers include issues such as hardware failures or states such as increased CPU or memory utilization.

Properly designing alarm notifications can ensure successful ongoing operations in a vSphere environment.

How to do it…

The following steps will configure the Mail and SNMP settings for a vCenter Server and to configure a defined alarm to send an e-mail or SNMP notification:

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