Configuring email notification

System Administrator Guide for Virtual Storage Platform E Series

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You can configure the required information to notify storage system failure (SIM) by email.

Note: If no alert is sent to the Syslog server after you perform this procedure, check and correct the settings as described in the following procdure. If the settings are correct, check the settings and operating status of the Syslog server and the operating status of the management LAN.
  • You must have a Storage Administrator account with an Initial Configuration role to perform this task.
  • You must have a mail server that supports the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). The storage system uses PLAIN or LOGIN of SMTP authentication (SMTP-AUTH) to connect to the mail server. CRAM-MD5 and DIGEST-MD5 of SMTP-AUTH are not supported.
  • If a firewall is used, port 25 must be released because port 25 is used for communication between the storage system and the mail server.
  1. In the Maintenance Utility menu, select Alert Notifications.
  2. Click Set Up on the Alert Notifications window. The Set Up Alert Notifications window displays.
  3. Click Settings > Environmental Settings > Edit Alert Settings. The Edit Alert Settings window opens.
  4. For Notification Alert, select one of the following:
    Host Report: Sends alerts only of SIMs that report to hosts.

    All: Sends alerts of all SIMs.

    Alert destinations are common to Syslog, SNMP, and Email.

  5. On the Email tab, for Mail Notice select Enable.
  6. In the Email Settings table, set the email destination address and attributes (To, Cc, Bcc).

    This field is required when you select Enable in Mail Notice.

    • To add an email address, click Add. On the Add Email Address window, set the email address and attributes.
    • To delete an email address, select the email address to be deleted, and then click Delete. You can select more than one email address.
  7. Enter the email source address (required) and return address (optional).
  8. Enter the email server information.
  9. In SMTP Authentication, select Enable to use SMTP authentication. Select Disable to not use SMTP authentication. If you select Enable, enter an account and password for SMTP authentication.
  10. Click Apply. A completion message box displays. Click OK.
  11. If necessary, click Email Test Send to test the settings.
  12. Check that the test email has been received.
    For a test email example and explanation, see Example of test email, below.
  13. Click Finish. The Confirm window opens.
  14. In the Confirm window, check the settings and enter a task name in Task Name.
  15. Click Apply. The task is registered. If the Go to tasks window for status check box is checked, the Task window opens.