16 Configuring Outgoing Mail Servers (SMTP Servers)

Outgoing Mail Servers icon Notifications keep you informed when specific incidents, events, or problems arise, and thereby enable you to take corrective or preventive actions to circumvent the reported issue. Enterprise Manager uses different mechanisms for sending these notifications, including email, SNMP traps, or running custom scripts, or all three. Before Enterprise Manager Cloud Control can send e-mail notifications, you must set up the outgoing mail servers (SMTP servers).

If you have already configured the SMTP servers, then this setup task appears as if it is complete.

Configure Outgoing Mail Servers
  1. From the Setup menu, click Initial Setup Console.
  2. On the Initial Setup Console page, in the left panel, click Configure Mail Servers.

  3. On the Configure Mail Servers page, in the Sender Identify section, click Edit.

  4. In the Sender Identify dialog, enter the name of the administrator or system that should send the email notifications, and the email address from which the notifications should be sent. Click OK.

  5. In the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Servers section, click Create.

  6. In the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Servers dialog, enter the mail server host name, the mail server credentials, and the encryption method to be used. Click OK.

    If you configure multiple outgoing mail servers, automatic failover and load balancing is performed in round robin fashion.