Configure mail server and recipients for alerts

To configure email alerts, you must specify a mail server address and the email addresses of the alert recipients. Up to 20 email addresses are allowed.

Before you begin

About this task

This task describes how to configure the mail server, enter email addresses for the sender and recipients, and test all the email addresses entered from the Alerts page.
Note: Email alerts can also be configured from the Initial Setup wizard.

Procedure

  1. Select Settings > Alerts.
  2. Select the Email tab.
    If an email server is not yet configured, the Email tab displays "Configure Mail Server."
  3. Select Configure Mail Server.
    The Configure Mail Server dialog box opens.
  4. Enter the mail server information, and then click Save.
    • Mail server address – Enter a fully qualified domain name, IPv4 address, or IPv6 address of the mail server.
      Note: To use a fully qualified domain name, you must configure a DNS server on both controllers. You can configure a DNS server from the Hardware page.
    • Email sender address – Enter a valid email address to be used as the sender of the email. This address appears in the "From" field of the email message.
    • Include contact information in email – To include the sender's contact information with the alert message, select this option, and then enter a name and phone number.
    After you click Save, the email addresses appear in the Email tab of the Alerts page.
  5. Select Add Emails.
    The Add Emails dialog box opens.
  6. Enter one or more email addresses for the alert recipients, and then click Add.
    The email addresses appear on the Alerts page.
  7. If you want to make sure the email addresses are valid, click Test All Emails to send test messages to the recipients.

Result

After you configure email alerts, the event monitor sends email messages to the specified recipients whenever an alertable event occurs.