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Setting up Email Notifications for maxView Storage Manager Print
September 2014

You can set up maxView Storage Manager to send email messages (or notifications) to one or more email addresses when an event occurs on a system, such as the creation of a logical drive or the failure of a disk drive. Email notifications can help you monitor activity on your entire storage space from any location, and are especially useful in storage spaces that include multiple systems running the maxView Storage Manager Agent only.

Only the users you specify receive email notifications. You can specify which types of events generate email messages (Error, Informational, Warning). You can also specify if you want to be notified instantly when an event occurs to ensure that urgent issues receive immediate attention from the right people.

Setting Up Email Notifications

  1. In the Enterprise View, select a system.
  2. On the ribbon, in the System group, click System Settings.
  3. When the System settings window opens, click the SMTP tab.
  4. Select Enable Email Notifications.
  5. Enter the IP address of your SMTP server and the server's port number (or use the default port). Then, enter the “From” address that you want to appear in your email notifications.
  6. If authentication is enabled on your SMTP server select Use Secure Mail Server, then enter the SMTP server's login credentials (username/password) in the space provided.
  7. On the System settings window, click the Email tab. The Email Notifications Manager opens.
  8. Click Add Email. When the Add Email window opens, enter the recipient's email address, select the level of events that will trigger an email notification for that recipient (Error, Error/Warning,
    Error/Warning/Informational), select the notification type—Instant or Coalesced—then click Add. Repeat this step to add more email recipients.
  9. When you're done adding email recipients, click OK. The email recipients and your SMTP server settings are saved.
  10. Repeat the steps in this section for each system you want to monitor with email notifications, then continue by sending test messages to all recipients.

Sending a Test Message

To ensure that an email recipient is receiving event notifications, you can send them a test message. To send a test message:

  1. In the Enterprise View, select the system you want.
  2. On the ribbon, in the System group, click System Settings.
  3. When the System settings window opens, click the Email tab. The Email Notifications Manager opens.
  4. Select one or more email addresses to send a test message to.
  5. Click Send Test Email. If the test is successful, the email recipient(s) receive the test message. If the test fails:
    1. Ensure that the recipient's email address is correct.
    2. Ensure that your SMTP server address is correct.
See the full User Guide for MSM for more details: http://download.adaptec.com/pdfs/user_guides/msm_v1_06_21062_users_guide_for_das.pdf

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