As a service provider, you can forward the VMware Cloud Director Availability provider event notifications to a syslog server, VMware Cloud Director, or by using email delivery. You can also forward the tenant event notifications to VMware Cloud Director, or by using email delivery. All the delivery channels carry the same event information.

For more information about the events and notifications, see Events and Notifications.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.1 is deployed in the cloud site.
  • To use the email delivery channel for event notifications, verify that you configured the SMTP settings in VMware Cloud Director. For more information, see Configure the System Email Settings in the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal Guide.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the Cloud Replication Management Appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.
    2. Select Appliance login and enter the root user credentials.
    3. Click Login.
  2. In the left pane, under Configuration click Events and Notifications.
    Note: To forward events to the syslog server and to email, first you must configure these delivery channels. Without configuration, the Syslog and the Cloud Director email check boxes remain dimmed.
  3. To configure the syslog server, under Settings next to Syslog click Configure.
    1. In the Syslog text box, enter the syslog server address and the UDP port.
    2. To save the syslog configuration, click Apply.
  4. (Optional) To configure email notifications in the VMware Cloud Director Provider Portal, under Settings next to Cloud Director Email click Configure in VCD.
    VMware Cloud Director Availability reads the following email settings from VMware Cloud Director:
    • The SMTP server configuration.
    • The sender email address.
    • The recipients of the email, either explicit email address or the email addresses of organization administrators.
    • The default subject prefix.
  5. To configure the time before a given event is forwarded again, while the condition is still active, under Settings next to Monitoring events forwarding time, click Edit.
    The default Monitoring events forwarding time is 24 hours.
    1. In the Events configuration window, under Monitoring events forwarding time enter the forwarding time.
    2. To save the configuration for event notifications reposting, click Apply.
  6. Under Events next to System Management Events, click Edit.
    1. Next to System Management Channels, select Syslog, and or Cloud Director events, and or Cloud director email as the notifications delivery channel.
    2. To save the selected delivery channels, in the System Management Events window, click Apply.
  7. Under Events next to System Monitoring Events, click Edit.
    Option Description
    System Monitoring Channels

    Select Syslog, and or Cloud Director events, and or Cloud director email as the notifications delivery channel.

    Connectivity poll interval Time interval between polls for connectivity issues. The default value is 30 seconds.
    Configuration poll interval Time interval between polls for configuration issues. The default value is 1 day.
    Certificate expiry threshold The time before a certificate expires to start forwarding events. The default value is 30 days.
  8. Under Events next to Replication Management Events, click Edit.
    1. Next to Replication Management Channels, select Syslog and or Cloud director email as the notifications delivery channel.
    2. To save the selected delivery channels, in the Replication Management Events window, click Apply.
  9. Under Events, next to Replication Monitoring Events click Edit.
    Option Description
    Replication Monitoring Channels

    Select Syslog, and or Cloud Director events, and or Cloud director email as the notifications delivery channel.

    Poll interval Time interval between polls for replication issues. The default value is 5 minutes.
    RPO violation threshold time Only forward events for replications with RPO violation time above this threshold. Use 0 to forward events for any RPO violation. The default value is 30 minutes.
    RPO violation threshold time Only forward events for replications with RPO violations count above this threshold. Use 0 to forward events for any number of replications with an RPO violation. The default value is 0.
  10. Forward the event notifications on behalf of your tenant users.
    1. In the top of the Events and Notifications page, click Tenants Notifications.
    2. Select the organization for which you want to edit the events notifications configuration.
    3. To enable the email event notifications channel, next to Cloud Director Email click Enable All and confirm the operation.
    4. Under Events next to Replication Management Events, click Edit.
    5. In the Replication Management Events window, select Cloud Director Email as the notifications delivery channel, and click Apply.
    6. Under Events next to Replication Monitoring Events, click Edit.
    7. In the Replication Monitoring Events window, select the notifications delivery channels, the violation threshold time and count, and click Apply.

Results

VMware Cloud Director Availability starts forwarding the event notifications to the selected delivery channels.

What to do next

You can monitor VMware Cloud Director Availability by using the syslog server, VMware Cloud Director, or your email client.