A.3 Email Notification Commands (OES 11 SP1 and Earlier)

Availability

The httpstkd email notification commands are integrated with the Novell Remote Manager Health Monitor in OES 11 SP1 and earlier. The commands are not available in the HTTPSTKD configuration file beginning in OES 11 SP2.

IMPORTANT:The Novell Remote Manager email notification system is not available beginning in OES 11 SP2.

For OES 11 SP2 and later, the email notification commands in the HTTPSTKD configuration file (/etc/opt/novell/httpstkd.conf) are obsoleted by the alert notification system for Nagios. After you install or upgrade to OES 11 SP2, you must configure Nagios and set up an email address for the nagiosadmin user. You can also define other Nagios contacts. You can set up various notification methods for each Nagios contact, and assign the contacts to receive notifications for designated monitored service. For more information, see Section 8.5, Configuring Nagios Section 8.9, Modifying the Nagios Notification Methods for Contacts.

Purpose

Sets up email notification service in Novell Remote Manager.

You can specify up to two mail servers and up to eight recipients to receive email when a notification is specified in the Novell Remote Manager server health area. Use a separate command line for each server or email address.

Syntax

mailserver IP_address
mailto email_address

Command

Use

no setting

Email notification is not configured. This is the default setting.

mailserver

Sends email notification to the specified mail server. You can specify up to two mail servers.

mailto

Sends email notification to the specified user. You can specify up to eight users.

Example

The following commands send email notifications to mail servers mail.bobs1bank.com and smtp.bobs1bank.com:

mailserver mail.bobs1bank.com
mailserver smtp.bobs1bank.com

The following commands send email notifications to users Bob, George, and Mary from the mail server bobs1bank.com:

mailto bob@bobs1bank.com
mailto george@bobs1bank.com
mailto mary@bobs1bank.com