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FusionServer Pro E9000 Server iBMC (Earlier Than V250) User Guide 32

This document describes the underlying management software Intelligent Baseboard Management Controller (iBMC) of the servers.

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Configuring the SMTP Function on the iBMC WebUI

Configuring the SMTP Function on the iBMC WebUI

Operation Scenario

On the Alarm Setting page of the iBMC WebUI, you can configure the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) function to enable the iBMC to send alarms and events to specified mailboxes by email over an SMTP server.



Obtain the following information:

  • The address of an SMTP server
  • The sender information:
    • User name and password of the sender
    • The email address of the sender
    • The email subject
  • The receiving information:
    • The receiving email address
    • The description about the receiving email address


  1. Log in to the iBMC WebUI. For details, see Logging In to the iBMC WebUI.
  2. Choose Alarm & SEL > Alarm Setting.
  3. In the Alarm Email Notification Settings area, click to enable the SMTP function.

    When changes to , the SMTP function is enabled.

  4. In the SMTP Server Address text box, type the SMTP server address.

    The address can be an IPv4 or IPv6 address.

  5. Set Allows TLS Enabled to enable or disable the Transport Layer Security (TLS) function.

    • Yes: Enable the TLS function so that data is transmitted in ciphertext.
    • No: Disable the TLS function so that data is transmitted in plain text.
    • By default, SMTP supports TLS. You are advised to enable the TLS function for security purposes.
    • After enabling the TLS function on the iBMC WebUI, you must configure the TLS function and identity authentication on the SMTP server so that the SMTP server can receive emails from the iBMC.

  6. Set Allows Anonymous Login.

    • Allows Anonymous Login specifies whether the SMTP server supports anonymous authentication. The value Yes indicates that no user name or password is required for authentication when alarm emails are forwarded by the SMTP server. The anonymous authentication function requires the SMTP server to support anonymous login.
    • The value No indicates non-anonymous authentication. If you click the No option button, you need to enter the user name and password registered with the SMTP server. The user name and password are required for authentication when the iBMC sends alarm emails to the SMTP server.
    By default, the SMTP server does not support anonymous authentication. You are advised to set Allows Anonymous Login to No for security purposes.

  7. Configure email information.
    1. Set Sender's User Name and Sender's Password.

      • If Allows Anonymous Login is set to Yes, Sender's User Name and Sender's Password do not need to be set.
      • If the password has been changed on the SMTP server, you need to open the Alarm Setting page and enter the new password in the Sender's Password text box.

    2. Set Sender's Address.
    3. Set Email Subject.

      You can select Host Name, Board serial number, and Product asset tag to specify the content to be attached to the email subject.

  8. Set Select Alarm Severities.

    The iBMC can send alarms of five severities: ALL, Critical, Major, Minor, and Normal.

    After you select an alarm severity, the iBMC sends alarms and events of the specified severity to specified email addresses over the SMTP server if there is any.

    The options are described as follows:

    • All: indicates that events and minor, major, and critical alarms are sent.
    • Critical: indicates that only critical alarms are sent.
    • Major: indicates that only major alarms are sent.
    • Minor: indicates that only minor alarms are sent.
    • Normal: indicates that only events are sent.

  9. Set email addresses for receiving alarms.

    Click . If changes to , the address is enabled.

    1. Type the alarm receiving email address.
    2. Type the description of the alarm receiving email address.
  10. Click Save.

    After the configuration is saved, you can click Test to check the email address. If Operation succeeded is displayed, the SMTP function and its configuration take effect.

  11. Click Test to verify the email address.

    If Operation succeeded is displayed, a test email has been sent to the corresponding mailbox, and you need to check the email in the mailbox for verification.

Updated: 2019-11-19

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