You can use the SMTP agent included with vCenter Server to send email notifications when alarms are triggered.


Ensure that the vCenter Server SMTP agent is properly configured to send email notifications.

Required Privilege: Alarms.Create alarm or Alarms.Modify alarm


  1. In the Actions tab of the Alarm Settings dialog box, click Add to add an action.
  2. In the Actions column, selectSend a notification email from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the Configuration column, enter recipient addresses. Use commas to separate multiple addresses.
  4. (Optional) Configure alarm transitions and frequency. See Specify Which Actions to Perform When Triggered.

What to do next

Click OK to save the alarm definition and exit the dialog box, or navigate to a different tab to make further changes.