In cloud sites backed by VMware Cloud Director, create simple notifications that show on top of all pages. Select a priority and duration for displaying the messages and their audience: the administrator users, users within a specific organization, or users in all organizations.

  • Advisories do not support editing, once created.
  • Snoozing displays the notification message later.
  • Dismissing advisories:
    • When the root user dismisses an advisory message, all system administrators get it dismissed.
    • Dismissing an advisory message permanently dismisses the notification without logging the dismissal action.
    • All tenant advisories are per user. For example, when admin1@org dismisses an advisory, it does not dismiss it for admin2@org.
    • When dismissing the advisory message from VMware Cloud Director, the advisory message also dismisses from VMware Cloud Director Availability and conversely.
VMware Cloud Director advisories
For more information, see Create an Advisories Dashboard in the VMware Cloud Director documentation.
Create an advisory in VMware Cloud Director:
  1. As a system administrator, create the advisories from the context of VMware Cloud Director.
  2. In VMware Cloud Director, in the top navigation bar, click the Administration tab.
  3. In the left pane, under the Settings section, click Advisories.
  4. On the Advisories page, click New.
  5. In the Create New Advisory window, configure the notification settings and click OK.
    1. In the Description text-box, enter the notification message.
    2. From the Priority drop-down menu, select the notification importance.
    3. From both Active From and Active Until, select the visibility duration.
    4. Select users or organization for the notification visibility:
      • Publish to all users in all organizations.
      • Publish to all system administrators in the system organization.
      • Publish to specific tenant organization.
Delete an advisory in VMware Cloud Director:

In VMware Cloud Director, on the Advisories page, the advisories appear even after they expire.

To remove an advisory from the list, select the radio button next to it then click Delete.
Visibility of the advisories
  • The notification messages are visible from the context of:
    • VMware Cloud Director Availability standalone portal both in cloud and in on-premises sites.
    • VMware Cloud Director Availability vSphere Client Plug-In both in cloud and in on-premises sites.
    • VMware Cloud Director plug-in and in standalone portal.
  • Once created, only the specific user group (all users in all organizations / all system administrators / specific tenant organization) selected during the creation of the advisory sees the notification message. Upon a tenant user first log in, only mandatory notifications display.

    Only after the session is extended from the on-premises appliance or from the vSphere plug-in to the cloud by providing the cloud credentials the tenant sees all applicable notifications with options to Snooze or Dismiss them.

  • Only the local cloud site advisories display. No cross-site advisories are visible, for example, when org1@siteA replicates to org2@siteB, only advisories targeted at org1@siteA are visible from the context of site A.
  • On-premises users receive and see only notifications targeted to their organization.
    • Only mandatory notifications display until the on-premises user provides their organization credentials. For example, when prompted when creating a new replication.
    • After the user authenticates with their organization credentials, they see all their advisory messages, including critical, important, and notice.
  • System notifications sent to all system administrators or to an organization that is different than the organization that the user belongs to do not appear for the on-premises users.
  • The duration of the visibility is for a specific interval, active from a set time and active until a set time, as configured during the notification creation.
Advisory priorities
The notifications have priorities and when multiple advisories with different priority display, they show in the following order:
  1. Mandatory: Red, mandatory messages that always display these advisories do not allow snoozing nor dismissing.
  2. Critical: Red, high priority, potentially actionable messages that can be either snoozed or dismissed.
  3. Important: Orange, potentially actionable messages that can be either snoozed or dismissed.
  4. Notice: Blue, informational messages that do not allow snoozing but allow dismissing.