vCloud Director sends system alert emails when it has important information to report. For example, vCloud Director sends an alert when a datastore is running out of space. You can configure vCloud Director to send email alerts to all system administrators or to a specified list of email addresses.

Organizations can use the system notification settings, or use custom notification settings.


A valid connection to an SMTP server.


  1. Click the Administration tab and click Email in the left pane.
  2. Select the recipients of system alert emails and click Apply.