VMware Log Insight – Part 3 SMTP Configuration and custom alarms

In Part 3 I would like to show how to set up the SMTP Configuration and to create custom Alarms.

 Step 1: Set up SMTP – Server

On the Administration site navigate to „SMTP“ und Configuration.



Fill out the the boxes with your SMTP Server.


Step 2: Custom

For my example Alarm I choose the loss of a network link from specific cluster.

1. On the Interactive Analytic site start a query and search for the ESX Host.

2. Add a Constraint -> vmw_vmnic (VMware – vSphere)


After the result are shown you can create for this query your own eMail Alarm just click right to your search field and select „Add Alert for Current Query“Bildschirmfoto 2014-02-08 um 22.22.43

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2. Add the eMail Address that should receive that Alert

You can also send these Alert to a vCOPS Server. Just select the given resource.

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