How to set up VMWare ESXi 6.0 host to send email notifications in case of problems ?

I have a VM host running VMWare ESXi 6.0, which I usually access for maintenance with VSphere Client 6.0.0. The account I use has admin permissions.

I'd like to set up the server to send email notifcations in case of i.e. hardware problems, but I can't find out where to set that up, and VMWare documentation is not very helpful with that.

Any hint ?
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frankhelkAsked:
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AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:
Because it's not done within V-Sphere but within a monitoring application. What do you use to monitor the hardware of your estate?
AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:
https://www.altaro.com/vmware/vsphere-alarms/

Have a look at that, I don't think it will do what you want it to do though.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is this just ESXi 6.0 (Free) on it's own with no vCenter Server ?

Also what vendor server make and model are you using, e.g. Dell, IBM, HPE etc

Because vCenter Server is the Management Server which sends the emails and monitors the ESXi host!

You can use SNMP monitoring, e.g. Observium, PRTG, Nagios BUT these require SNMP working, and on ESXi 6.0 (FREE) this is disabled.

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frankhelkAuthor Commented:
Sorry for being late on this ...

It's the free ESXi 6.0 version.

I want to monitor the HDD health mostly and get emails sent if sth. is about to wreak havoc to the machine ...
AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:
As Andrew said, it's the V-Center server that would send out the email, since you're not going to have a V-Center it won't work.

Also, again as Andrew stated, SNMP is disabled on the free version, so I don't believe this can be done.
frankhelkAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
I couldn't reach may goal now, but at least it's now clear why I can't.
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