The following tables describe the information that is included in Alarm-based and Event-based email notifications. The first table described the information included in all email notifications; the second table describes additional information that is included in Event-based notifications.

Table 1. Basic SNMP Email Notification Details
Email Entry Description
Target Object for which the alarm was triggered.
Old Status Previous alarm status. Applies only to state triggers.
New Status Current alarm status. Applies only to state triggers.
Metric Value Threshold value that triggered the alarm. Applies only to metric condition triggers.
Alarm Definition Alarm definition in vCenter Server, including the alarm name and status.
Description Localized string containing a summary of the alarm. For example:

Alarm New_Alarm on host1.vmware.com changed from Gray to Red.

Table 2. Additional Notification Details for Alarms Triggered by Events
Detail Description
Event Details VMODL event type name.
Summary Alarm summary, including the event type, alarm name, and target object.
Date Time and date the alarm was triggered.
UserName Person who initiated the action that caused the event to be created. Events caused by an internal system activity do not have a UserName value.
Host Host on which the alarm was triggered.
Resource Pool Resource pool on which the alarm was triggered.
Datacenter Data center on which the alarm was triggered.
Arguments Arguments passed with the alarm and their values.