Create notifications in VMware Aria Operations so that it informs the SDDC operators of issues in the main monitoring parameters of the environment.

You create a set of notifications of important alerts in the SDDC according to the values in the Aria Operations Alerts List tab of the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware Aria Operations interface at https://<aria_operations_fqdn> with a user assigned the Administrator role.
  2. In the left pane, navigate to Configure > Alerts.

  3. On the Alerts page, click Notifications.

  4. On the Notifications page, click Add.

  5. On the Notification tab, in the Name text box, enter the name of the first alert according to the value in the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and click Next.

  6. On the Define criteria tab, configure the corresponding alert definition as criteria and click Next.

    1. In the Object scope panel, from the Criteria drop-down menu, select Object type.

    2. From the Select an object type drop-down menu, select the object type of the first alert according to the value in the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

    3. In the Alert scope panel, from the Category drop-down menu, select Alert definition.

    4. In the Alert definitions dialog box, in the Quick filter text box, enter the alert definition of the first alert according to the value in the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and press Enter.

    5. Drag the resulting alert definition to the left pane, click OK and click Next.

  7. On the Set outbound method tab, select Standard email plugin from the Outbound method drop down, select the instance that you configured, and click Next.

  8. On the Select payload template tab, configure the settings according to your values in the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and click Create.

  9. Repeat the procedure for each of the remaining alerts in the Aria Operations Alerts List tab of the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start PowerShell.

  2. Replace the values in the sample code with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $sddcManagerFqdn = "sfo-vcf01.sfo.rainpole.io"
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Import-vROPSNotification -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass
  4. In the dialog box that opens, navigate to the SampleNotifications folder and open the aria-operations-notifications-vcf.csv file.

    The default path for the SampleNotifications folder is C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerValidatedSolutions\<powervalidatedsolutions_version>\SampleNotifications.