vcentre on SQL Express database needs size email alerting setup

My vCentre is currently on SQL Express which does not have an SQL Agent to email stats.

Is there an alternative to get email alerts setup?

I'm looking to monitor database growth
L-PlateAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
How many Hosts and VMs do you have ?

once at 10GB Express will stop, and vCenter Service will stop and abort, and terminate.
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L-PlateAuthor Commented:
4 hosts and about 100 vms
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
SQL Express is too small, for that infrastructure

I would recommend you use SQL FULL or switch to the appliance, you will exceed 10GB, and have to constantly clear the tasks and events tables.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
I'm second Andrew.
Btw, SQLMail should never be used since it has security issues.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
L-Plate did you move to another SQL Server Edition?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you require any more assistance, to close out ?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
At least chose a comment that really has the solution and not a question.
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