Fail to Configure Mail Alerts(SMTP) in OceanStor 5300 V3

Publication Date:  2017-04-12 Views:  449 Downloads:  0
Issue Description

Fail to Configure Mail Alerts(SMTP) in OceanStor 5300 V3. During configure, there is error returned.

Below is the basic configuration customer did :-

 

 

Alarm Information

No alarm in storage but during configuration below error displayed :-

 

Handling Process

Request customer to check connection between storage and SMTP server. Customer able to ping Storage to SMTP server and the other way round as well.

Below is the screenshot, customer ping SMTP server from storage minisystem mode and the ping is successful.

 

 

Since the connection between storage and SMTP server is normal, collect storage logs to analysis.

Root Cause

When analysis storage logs, found SMTP server auth type is invalid. Get more information from customer on what kind of mail server customer using.

Below error captured from storage logs :-

 

Customer confirm he is on "Microsoft Exchange".

Solution

Provide guide to configure Microsoft Exchange.

For exchange mail server, we suggest to enable Basic Authentication and Integrated Windows Authentication to solve the issue.


1)  For Exchange 2007 and 2010, please open Exchange Management Console->Hub Transport-> receive Connectors->Properties (like bellow screenshot). Then enable authentication mode like bellow.

 

 

2)  For Exchange 2013 or 2016, please open Exchange admin center, find the connectors , then edit the authentication mode at security page.

 


Suggestions

Storage system supports PLAIN and LOGIN authentication mechanisms. Hence we need to confirm this point with customer before configure.

 

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