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VCAP-CIA Objective 1.4 – Configure Alarms and Notifications

The blueprint states the following skills needed to cover this objective.

  • Configure SMTP and notification settings
  • Configure warning alerts
  • Create System maintenance message

SMTP settings can be configured on vCenter Chargeback Manager and vCloud Director using the GUI. The screenshots below show where the settings can be entered.

vcdsmtp

 

cmsmtp

The way to configure the system warning alerts is described in the vCloud Director Administrator’s Guide on pages 51 and 103. Both pages describe the same procedure with a different way to get to the datastores. There are 2 thresholds that can be set, a yellow and red one. When these thresholds are crossed vCloud Director will send out an email warning about the low disk space automatically.

datastorealert

The configuration of a system maintenance message is described in the following kb and will be shown in the screenshots below. You can also find this information in the vCloud Director Administrator’s Guide on page 96 and 97 in the English version.

Configuring the VMware vCloud Director cell maintenance message
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1026337

cellmaint

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