sending an auto email if CPU usage crosses 80% RRS feed

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  • Hi Friends,


    I was trying to setup a  simple scenario on my Hyper-V VM to send an auto email if CPU usage crosses 80% consistently for 5 mins. I got stuck up in SMTP/email configuration. My VM is win2k8r2 & sql 2k8 r2. This is what I did..


    1.       Installed SMTP feature

    2.       Configured a Data Collector Alert on Processor counter; alert action being to log an event in Application Log.

    3.       I then navigated to the application event log, right clicked and “Attach Task to this Event”

    4.       I configure the task with all default and in Actions – I chose to “Send an email”

    5.       “Send an email” has very simple configuration like, From, To, etc and the SMTP Server which is were, I think, is all the problem.

    6.       I tried setting SMTP Server to all possible values like IP address, localhost, etc – but mail sending failed.

    7.       I tried to configuring the SMTP server (virtual) using IIS 7 console – but that did not work either.


    I am clueless how can I send email using the SMTP feature – looked into many resources on the net and tried various combinations, but in vain. Can anyone assist?


    I think the above are 2 many steps to for a simple requirement. Is there another simple mechanism to shoot an email when the a particular process crosses 80% CPU usage for 5 mins consistently?




    Thursday, October 6, 2011 6:06 PM


  • Hi Amit,

    As SMTP related settings are included in IIS configuration, it is recommanded to post your question to IIS forum instead:


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    Friday, October 7, 2011 7:34 AM