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. On the Actions page of the alarm definition wizard, click Add to add an action.
  2. In the Actions column, select Send 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.