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How can I setup an email alert if I receive a message that a disk needs to be consolidated on my vCenter.  We are using vCenter 5.5.
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there is an alarms in vCenter Server

Virtual machine Consolidation Needed Status

You need to set the additional actions to send an email to a recipient, and also you will need to configure vCenter Server to send emails via your SMTP server.

To edit the Alarm select your vCenter server and alarms.
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1. Select Administration > vCenter Server Settings.
2. If the vCenter Server system is part of a connected group, in Current vCenter Server, select the vCenter Server system to configure.
3. Select Mail in the navigation list.
4. For email message notification, set the SMTP server and Sender Account:
5. Click OK
6. After finishing these settings configure the alarms

According to this KB article
"Virtual machine consolidation needed" is one of the available alarms.

The following article is the main source of my information:
How to Configure vCenter Server SMTP Mail Settings in VMWare vCenter Server

Also refer to:
Configuring VMware vCenter Server to send alarms when virtual machines are running from snapshots (1018029)
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