You can specify when to send an email notification prior to a machine expiration date.

About this task

You can change the setting that defines the number of days before a machine's expiration date that vRealize Automation sends an expiration notification email. The email notifies users of a machine's expiration date. By default, the setting is 7 days prior to machine expiration.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation server by using credentials with administrative access.
  2. Navigate to and open the /etc/vcac/setenv-user file.
  3. Add the following line to the file to specify the number of days prior to machine expiration, where 3 in this example specifies 3 days prior to machine expiration.
    VCAC_OPTS="$VCAC_OPTS -Dlease.enforcement.prearchive.notification.days=3"
  4. Restart the vCAC services on the virtual appliance by running the following command:
    service vcac-server restart

What to do next

If you are working in a high availability load balancer environment, repeat this procedure for all the virtual appliances in the HA environment.