Mail Server Monitoring
To create a Mail Server Monitor, follow the steps given below:
- Click on New Monitor link. Choose Mail Server
- Select a Display Name.
- Enter the IP Address or hostname of the host in which the SMTP server is running.
- You can check the Secure Connection(SSL) option to enable TLS for securing data transmission between Applications Manager & other applications.
- Enter the SMTP Port number.
- Enter an email address available in that SMTP server.
- If the SMTP server requires authentication, specify the User Name and Password by clicking SMTP Server requires Authentication field.
- If the POP/Imap service is in a different host, specify its POP/Imap Host (host where POP service runs) and POP Port. Also provide the authentication details User Name and Password for the POP service. If the SMTP and POP/Imap service are running in the same host, then ignore this step. Check the Secure Connection(SSL) option to enable TLS for securing data transmission
- Enter the message to appear in the subject of the mail.
- Enter the timeout in seconds.
- Enter the polling interval time in minutes, in Polling Interval field.
- If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.
- Choose the Monitor Group from the combo box with which you want to associate Mail Server Monitor (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.
- Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers the Mail server from the network and starts monitoring them.
If you have added Monitors and not associated them with a Monitor Group, you can do this manually anytime. For information on associating a Monitor with a Monitor Group, refer to Associating Monitor with Monitor Groups topic.
- Connects to the Mail Server and performs both SMTP and POP operations, by sending and fetching test mails.
- Checks both SMTP and POP servers to ensure availability.
- Enables performance management by monitoring the response time of the server and updates the status based on a given threshold.