Mail notification vmware vcentre 5.1

Dear sir,

We need mail notification whenever added esxi server  down/reboot and high utilization of to set mail notification in vmware ventre.
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Look no further than alarms tab...
If you read far in vmware best practices it should alert you on 1h >80% CPU in host and in guest, and in virtual disk latency > 33.3(3)s
Host reboot is fairly normal if you have vmotion... Shutdown is logical when you have DPM enabled... Does not it suffice that those events are logged?

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prana1984Author Commented:
we dont have DPM and i want to monitor esxi only,because last time some hardware issue our one esxi was down. so our requirement is how to control such incident
so our small ouery have u any mechanism to any mail notification whenever our esxi server down
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You need to change two settings, you need to add the SMTP mail server, and from address field, which you can find in the vSphere Client, under

Administration > vCenter Server Settings > Mail.

Once you have done, that you will then need to find the Alarm Definition Object, which is easily found if you select your vCenter Server, Alarms Tab, and then select the Alarm, and you will need to modify the Actions, and enter a Recipient email address.
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Waddah DahahCommented:
Hello prana1984

Do the following;

1. in the vCenter Home page go to vCenter Server Settings
2. Configure your SMTP Server and Sender account
3. Add the vCenter IP to your internal relay connector in your email server.
4. Go to hosts and clusters
5. select your cluster and click on Alarms tab.
6. select Definitions
7.  Right Click new Alarm
8. Under General tab. Add Alarm name (i.e. ESXi Host Status).
9. Select Alarm Type Monitor " Hosts"
10. Select Monitor for Specific events occuring on this object, for example, VM powered On.
11. Click Triggers tab and click add.
12. Select the Trigger type and add Event (i.e. A disconnected host has vSphere HA protected VMs)
If you want to select the Host power status go back to step 10 and select "Monitor for specific conditions or state, for example, CPU usage, power state.
13. Add Status type and conditions for your event.
14. Select Actions tab and add action (i.e. Send a notification email) add the email and the status.

I hope this can help you.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and you need to repeat for each alarm definition!
You also need to monitor distributed switch config failures, vmotion failures, and hosts themselves for slow IO and underprovided CPU.
prana1984Author Commented:
thx  but mail not working i thing authentication problem how to set authentication
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There is no authentication options. You will need to use a service where no authentications is required.

you specify a mail server name and reply address.
prana1984Author Commented:
thx sir
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