These sections describe options and settings that are defined globally for a vCenter Hyperic deployment.

This topic provides information about configuring global alert properties.

You can use notification throttling to limit the number of alert email actions (notifications sent by email for a fired alert) that are issued in a 15 second interval.

The settings in the Email Configuration Properties section of the Server Settings page are used to form notifications that vCenter Hyperic sends for a fired alert.

vCenter Hyperic sends email announcements to vCenter Hyperic administrators when a key release is upcoming, or to distribute important product information.