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.

SMTP-Config

 

Fill out the the boxes with your SMTP Server.

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)

query

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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