Configuring a mail server
BMC Server Automation jobs can generate email upon their completion. To enable this capability, you must configure a mail server. You do not have to configure a mail server if you are not using the system's ability to generate email.
To configure a mail server, perform the following steps:
- Start the Application Server Administration console, as described in Starting the Application Server Administration console.
- To specify the name or IP address of the SMTP server, enter the following:
set emailconfig smtpserver <hostname>
<hostname>is the name or IP address of the host managing email. (SMTP stands for simple mail transfer protocol.)
- To specify the email address from which system-generated email is sent, enter the following:
set emailconfig fromaddress <address>
<address>is the address from which mail should be sent.
To display the email address for technical support, enter the following:
show emailconfig techsupport
techsupportparameter is a read-only parameter.
- Restart the Application Server.
You must configure a mail server for all application server deployments that can run jobs; else email delivery might be intermittent. The email delivery works only if a job is executed on an instance that has correct
BMC Server Automation does not support mail servers that require authentication.