Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Setting up email notifications

You can create email notifications when an alert is received. For example, an email is sent if a critical temperature alert is received from a server.

To configure an email notification when alerts are received:

  1. Select Manage > Alerts > Common Tasks > New Alert Email Action .
  2. In Name and Description, provide email alert action name and description and then click Next.
  3. In E-mail Configuration, do the following and then click Next.
    1. Provide email information for the To: and From: recipients and provide the substitution information. Separate each recipient or distribution list with a semi-colon.
    2. Customize the email message format with any of the following substitution parameters:
      • $n = Device
      • $ip = Device IP
      • $m = Message
      • $d = Date
      • $t = Time
      • $sev = Severity
      • $st = Service Tag
      • $r = Recommended Resolution
      • $e = Enterprise OID
      • $sp = Specific Trap OID
      • $g = Generic Trap OID
      • $cn = Alert Category Name
      • $sn = Alert Source Name
      • $pkn = Package Name
      • $at = Asset Tag
      • $loc = Device Location
      • $mod = Model Name
    3. Click Email Settings and provide SMTP server name or IP Address, to test email settings and click OK.
    4. Click Test Action to send test email.
  4. In Severity Association, assign the alert severity to which you want to associate this email alert and then click Next.
  5. In Categories and Sources Association, assign the alert categories or alert sources to which you want to associate this email alert and then click Next.
  6. In Device Association, assign the device or device groups to which you want to associate this email alert and then click Next.
  7. By default the Email Notification is always active. To limit activity, in Date Time Association, enter a date range, time range, or days, and then click Next.
  8. In Summary, review the inputs and click Finish.

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