You can review and modify the default email settings that were set when the system administrator created your organization.

About this task

vCloud Director sends alert emails when it has important information to report, such as when a datastore is running out of space. By default, an organization sends email alerts to the system administrators or list of email addresses specified at the system level using an SMTP server specified at the system level. You can modify the email settings at the organization level if you want vCloud Director to send alerts for that organization to a different set of email addresses than those specified at the system level or you want the organization to use a different SMTP server to send alerts than the server specified at the system level.

Prerequisites

This operation requires the rights included in the predefined Organization Administrator role or an equivalent set of rights.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. In the left pane, select Settings > Email.
  3. Select an SMTP server option.

    Option

    Description

    Use system default SMTP server

    The organization uses the system SMTP server.

    Set organization SMTP server

    The organization uses its own SMTP server. Type the DNS host name or IP address and port number of the SMTP server. (Optional) Select the Requires authentication check box and type a user name and password.

  4. Select a notification settings option.

    Option

    Description

    Use system default notification settings

    The organization uses the system notification settings.

    Set organization notification settings

    The organization uses its own notification settings. Type an email address that appears as the sender for organization emails, type text to use as the subject prefix for organization emails, and select the recipients for organization emails.

  5. (Optional) : Type a destination email address and click Test Email Settings to verify that all SMTP server settings are configured as expected.
  6. Click Apply.