By default, vCenter Server is not configured to send email notifications. Set the system SMTP server and sender account to receive an email when the datastore usage alarm is triggered.

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Select the vCenter Server system My vCenter Server 5.1 in the navigator.

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Click the Manage tab, and click Settings.

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Click Edit, and click Mail.

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In the Mail server text field, type the IP address of your SMTP sever.

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In the Mail sender text field, type notifications@my_company.com.

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Click OK.

You configured vCenter Server to send you email notifications when datastore usage reaches a certain threshold. Next, increase datastore usage to trigger the alarm and act on the triggered alarm.