This post is about sending an email when a Azure Site Recovery (ASR) failover is done or before a manual step in the ASR failover plan. In the example I have used an Azure Automation runbook in the ASR plan to send an email through the service SendGrid. SendGrid can off course be changed to another solution but in my case, I find it easy to use.
If you want to try it, start by creating a SendGrid account in Azure.
Make a note of the username and your password, you will need it later.
Create or import an Azure Automation Runbook that will send the email. This is the Runbook I used: SendEmail Runbook. Read the information in the description of the Runbook to get it working.
In the example Runbook above, an Azure Automation credential is needed. This is how it should look like. Add the username and password from the SendGrid account.
Edit the variables in the Runbook script and publish it.
Go to the Recovery Services vault and add the Runbook to the ASR plan.