Notification lists are the mechanism that clients use to subscribe to and receive notifications from a Global Manager. Smaller notification lists produce better performance in both the client and the Global Manager.

Notification lists are associated with user profiles—one list per profile. When designing notification lists for consoles, attempt to design them not to typically include more than 500 active notifications.

It is more efficient to prevent a notification from being sent to an VMware Smart Assurance client by using a notification list than to use a filter to remove the notification from the Notification Log view at a client’s console. These filters do not curtail the output of notification lists and do not provide any performance benefit to the Global Manager.

Designing notification lists provides information about configuring clients to receive notifications.