Update Manager downloads all notifications that are available on the VMware Web site. Some notifications can trigger an alarm. By using the Alarm Settings wizard, you can specify automated actions to be taken when an alarm is triggered.

Information notifications

Information notifications appear in the Update Manager Notifications tab. They do not trigger an alarm. Clicking an information notification opens the Notification Details window.

Warning notifications

Warning notifications appear in the Update Manager Notifications tab and trigger an alarm, which appears in the vSphere Client Alarms tab. Warning notifications are typically fixes for patch recalls. Clicking a warning notification opens the Patch Recall Details window.

Alert notifications

Alert notifications appear in the Update Manager Notifications tab and trigger an alarm, which appears in the vSphere Client Alarms tab. Alert notifications are typically patch recalls. Clicking an alert notification opens the Patch Recall Details window.