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:

  1. Start the Application Server Administration console, as described in Starting the Application Server Administration console.
  2. To specify the name or IP address of the SMTP server, enter the following:
    set emailconfig smtpserver <hostname>
    where <hostname> is the name or IP address of the host managing email. (SMTP stands for simple mail transfer protocol.)
  3. To specify the email address from which system-generated email is sent, enter the following:
    set emailconfig fromaddress <address>
    where <address> is the address from which mail should be sent.
  4. To display the email address for technical support, enter the following:
    show emailconfig techsupport


    The techsupport parameter is a read-only parameter.

  5. 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 emailconfig settings.

BMC Server Automation does not support mail servers that require authentication.

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