You can configure vRealize Automation to send users notifications when specific events occur. Users can choose which notifications to subscribe to, but they can only select from events you enable as notification triggers.



Workflow diagram for configuring notifications.


The Configuring Notifications Checklist provides a high-level overview of the sequence of steps required to configure notifications and provides links to decision points or detailed instructions for each step.

Table 1. Checklist for Configuring Notifications

Task

Required Role

Details

Check Box Configure an outbound email server to send notifications.

  • System administrators configure default global servers.

  • Tenant administrators configure servers for their tenants.

To configure a server for your tenant for the first time, see Add a Tenant-Specific Outbound Email Server. If you need to override a default global server, see Override a System Default Outbound Email Server. To configure global default servers for all tenants, see Create a Global Outbound Email Server.

Check Box (Optional) Configure an inbound email server so that users can complete tasks by responding to notifications.

  • System administrators configure default global servers.

  • Tenant administrators configure servers for their tenants.

To configure a server for your tenant for the first time, see Add a Tenant-Specific Inbound Email Server. If you need to override a default global server, see Override a System Default Inbound Email Server. To configure a global default server for all tenants, see Create a Global Inbound Email Server.

Check Box Select the vRealize Automation events to trigger user notifications. Users can only subscribe to notifications for events you enable as notification triggers.

Tenant administrator

See Configure Notifications.

Check Box (Optional) Configure the templates for notifications sent to machine owners concerning events that involve their machines, such as lease expiration.

Anyone with access to the directory \Templates under the vRealize Automation server install directory (typically %SystemDrive%\Program Files x86\VMware\vCAC\Server) can configure the templates for these email notifications.

See Configuring Templates for Automatic IaaS Emails.

Check Box Provide your users with instructions about how to subscribe to the notifications that you enabled. They can choose to subscribe to only the notifications that are relevant to their roles.

All users

See Subscribe to Notifications.