Create email notifications in vRealize Operations Manager 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 for site protection and disaster recovery issues according to the values in the vRealize Operations Alerts List tab of the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Operations Manager operations interface at https://<vrealize_operations_manager_fqdn> with a user assigned the Administrator role.

  2. On the main navigation bar, click Alerts.

  3. In the left pane, select Configuration > Notifications.

  4. On the Notification settings 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 your 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 your 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 your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and press Enter.

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

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

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

  9. Repeat the procedure for each of the remaining alerts for site protection and disaster recovery issues in the vRealize Operations Alerts List tab of the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start Windows PowerShell.

  2. Navigate to the folder, containing a sample vrops-srm-notifications.csv file by running the command.

    cd "C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerValidatedSolutions\<powervalidatedsolutions_version>\SampleNotifications\"
  3. Modify the alertPluginName and the emailAddress columns with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

  4. 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!"
  5. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Import-vROPSNotification -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass
  6. Navigate to the .csv file, and click Open.