Vcenter 5.0 SMTP Alerts not sending

I am having an issue where Vcenter is not sending out specific alerts using my SMTP server. I have everything set in the Vcenter server settings, but I don't see any way to test and make sure it is working. I am able to telnet from my vcenter server to my exchange server over port 25 with no issues and the permissions are wide open on the server side for relay.

Anything I might be missing here? My SMTP server is running exchange 2010 on an SBS Small business server.

Thank you!
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
Please check vpxd.log for more details, in your Vcenter.

Have  you added the actions for alarm triggers as below ?Email Alert


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kjs00333Author Commented:
Hello Zac, thanks for your reply.
I am trying to use the system built in temperature alerts, which to my understanding should email the specified address when triggered. I am specifying this address in the vcenter server settings. I have also created a custom trigger which is supposed to email me when a VM is powered off, but that is not working either.

I do not have a vpxd.log file.. it's vpxd-2852 and vpxd-2853.log are the closest thing.

Also, according to the event log in the web client, it says it has sent an alarm email to my address, but I am not receiving anything. I have done all the newbie stuff such as check my junk mail folder, etc.. but still nothing
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
have you looked in message tracking to see if it's received anything from vcenter?
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kjs00333Author Commented:
Issue resolved. I went into the temperature status alarm and changed it from Send a Notification Trap to Send a Notification Email and it's working.
Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
watch the below video and make sure your settings on the Vcenter are correct;

kjs00333Author Commented:
Pointed me in the right direction, but ultimately the fix was to go into the temperature status alarm and change it from Send a Notification Trap to Send a Notification Email and it's working.
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