Site Recovery Manager adds alarms to the alarms that vCenter Server supports. You can configure Site Recovery Manager alarms to send an email notification, send an SNMP trap, or to run a script on the vCenter Server host.

The Alarm Definitions tab lists all Site Recovery Manager alarms. You can edit the settings for each alarm to specify the action for Site Recovery Manager to take when an event triggers the alarm. By default, none of the Site Recovery Manager alarms act until you configure the alarm.

Note: In an environment with more than one vCenter Server, Site Recovery Manager displays all events from the Site Recovery Manager Servers that are registered as extensions, even if you select events for a specific vCenter Server.


For alarms to send email notifications, configure the Mail settings in the vCenter Server Settings menu. See ESXi and vCenter Server Documentation.


  1. In the vSphere Client, click a vCenter Server.
  2. In the Configure tab, expand More and click Alarm Definitions to display the list of vCenter Server alarms.
  3. Click Add to add a new alarm.
  4. On the Name page, enter an alarm name, description, and click Next.
  5. On the Targets page, select a target from the drop-down menu, and click Next.
  6. On the Alarm Rule page, select an event from the drop-down menu and the corresponding status.
    If you see repeated events in the list, each event represents a single Site Recovery Manager instance and triggers an alarm for the extension with which it is registered. For example, in a scenario with multiple Site Recovery Manager instances, you can use RecoveryPlanCreated (SRM 1) and RecoveryPlanCreated (SRM 2) for the same event on both extensions.
  7. To add a condition that triggers the alarm, click Add Argument, select an argument from the drop-down menu, the operator, and the transition from warning to critical condition.
  8. (Optional) Select to send email notifications, SNMP traps, or to run a script.
  9. Click Next.
  10. On the Review page, select whether to enable the alarm, and click Create.