The following tables describe the information that is included in Alarm-based and Event-based email notifications. The first table described the information included in all email notifications; the second table describes additional information that is included in Event-based notifications.

Basic SNMP Email Notification Details

Email Entry

Description

Target

Object for which the alarm was triggered.

Old Status

Previous alarm status. Applies only to state triggers.

New Status

Current alarm status. Applies only to state triggers.

Metric Value

Threshold value that triggered the alarm. Applies only to metric condition triggers.

Alarm Definition

Alarm definition in vCenter Server, including the alarm name and status.

Description

Localized string containing a summary of the alarm. For example:

Alarm New_Alarm on host1.vmware.com changed from Gray to Red.

Additional Notification Details for Alarms Triggered by Events

Detail

Description

Event Details

VMODL event type name.

Summary

Alarm summary, including the event type, alarm name, and target object.

Date

Time and date the alarm was triggered.

UserName

Person who initiated the action that caused the event to be created. Events caused by an internal system activity do not have a UserName value.

Host

Host on which the alarm was triggered.

Resource Pool

Resource pool on which the alarm was triggered.

Datacenter

Data center on which the alarm was triggered.

Arguments

Arguments passed with the alarm and their values.