Horizon View Event Notifier

Horizon View Event Notifier is a new free tool available as VMware Fling as a free download. This tool connects to existing Horizon View Event Database(s) and allows the you to customize which types of alerts to be notified. You can run the tool from any Windows based system and it collects and sends the alerts via email (SMTP) to users that are specified during the configuration process. It allows aggregation of alerts across multiple Horizon View Pods and for near real-time alerting of Horizon View alerts that are otherwise very difficult to be notified on.


  1. Microsoft .NET 3.5 need to be installed on the windows system used to run Horizon View Event Notifier.
  2. Horizon View 5.0 or later infrastructure
  3. Pre-configured Horizon View Event DB
  4. SMTP server that allows message relay
  5. SQL Login to the Horizon View Events DB with at least DataReader Permission.
  6. Read-Write access to the “Horizon_View_Event_Notifier.exe.config” file.


  • Copy the “Horizon_View_Event_Notifier.exe” and “Horizon_View_Event_Notifier.exe.config” files to the same directory.
  • Launch the Horizon_View_Event_Notifier.exe file and go to the “Settings” tab.

Event Notifier

  • In the “Horizon View Events” section, select which severity types you would like to be alerted. Click “Save Changes” to save these settings to the configuration file.
  • In the “SMTP Server Settings” section provide the name or IP or an SMTP server that allows relay. Enter an email address that you would like to receive the alerts from and one or more email addresses for the alert recipients..
  • Click back on the “Horizon View Events” tab and click the “Start”
  • In the “SQL Server Settings” provide Event DB details and click on “Add SQL Server”.
  • button at the bottom of the form–this will start the application.
  • You can stop the application by clicking the “Stop” button when the application is running.

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  1. doug storms says:

    Yet another feature of Horizon View that should be part of the main install.
    V disappointed that the Horizon 7 platform was not radically overhauled – the View Manager console is not a pleasure to work with- more and more flings coming out that should be integrated.

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