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Vcentre 5.5 Appliace + alarm notifcations

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Hi all, im having an issue setting up alarms to multiple users, whether it be in the multiple users or distribution groups. I have found the following article that explans the problem with multiple email addressed, so i have tried an email distribution group yet the alerts triggers dont send the email to the apropriate members in the group. Any ideas?

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http://adminafterwork.com/2013/11/14/linux-based-vcenter-server-appliance-vcsa-bug-vcenter-email-notifications-sent-using-multiple-email-addresses-action-sending-notification-emails/
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Did you add two email addresses per alert ?
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Hi Andrew, intially yes then i delete it and created a single entry containing the security group. I'm able to receive emails to the distrubition group, but not when applying it to the actions in vcentre

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Hi Andrew, yes please that sounds like something id be intterested in investigating
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Okay, we've been using an exciting product called Solarwinds Alert Central

http://www.solarwinds.com/alertcentral.aspx

It's free, it's an OVA, so easily deployed. Import/Deploy, add an IP Address, and Configure.

and then

1. Consolidate
2. Filter
3. Sort
4. Deliver Alerts

Simply create a new mailbox, e.g. alerts@company.com, so set vCenter Server to use this email address.

enable POP3/IMAP on this mailbox.

Run Alert Central, Create Rules, Filter, and it will collect the emails/alerts, and then you can design rules, as to where to deliver the emails, there is a dashboard, so you can see the alerts coming in as well, and where they have been assigned!
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excellent thanks Andrew
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