Email notification rule settings

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For the system to send email notifications, you need to create a rule that specifies who to email, what email server to use, what events to send emails about, and what information to include in email messages.

SMTP settings

  • Enable: Turns on email notifications.
  • Host: The hostname or IP address of the email server.
  • Port: The port on which the email server listens for email messages.
  • Security: The security protocol used by the email server (SSL or STARTTLS) or None if the email server doesn’t use a security protocol.
  • Authenticated: Enable this if the email server needs authentication, then specify:
    • In the Username field, the username for an email account that’s authorized to establish the connection between the system and the email server.
    • In the Password field, the password for the email account.

Message settings

You use the email notification message settings to configure a template for formatting all email notifications sent by the system.

  • From: The email address from which you want email notifications to be sent.
  • Subject: The email subject.
  • Body: The email message body.

Message variables

This table lists the variables you can use to make the email notification template. When the system sends an email notification, it replaces the variables in the notification with event-specific information.

Variable Description
$severity Event severity: INFO, WARNING, or SEVERITY.
$subject A short description of the event.
$message Event message text.
$userName Name of the user responsible for the event.
$objectId Unique identifier for component affected by the event.
$subsystem Category for the component affected by the event.
$objectSourceId Unique identifier of the internal system component or process that was the source of the event. Value is [unknown] for most events.

Recipient settings

  • Email addresses: A comma-separated list of email addresses to send notification emails to.
  • Severity Filter: The event severity level to use when triggering email notifications. Can be one or more of the following: INFO, WARNING, or SEVERITY.