You must configure the email sender account to enable vCenter Server to send email notifications as alarm actions.


  1. Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered.
  2. Select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to view the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.
  3. In the navigation pane, select Mail.
  4. Specify the SMTP server information.
    The SMTP Server is the DNS name or IP address of the SMTP gateway to use for sending email messages.
  5. Enter the sender account information.
    The sender account is the email address of the sender.
    For example,
  6. Click OK.