Would you like to learn how to configure the APC SMTP notification? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure the APC UPS to send notification alerts by e-mail using the network management card of an APC UPS.

This tutorial was tested on APC UPS model SRT6KXLI also know as Smart-UPS SRT 6000.

This tutorial was tested on APC UPS model AP9631 also know as RT6000.

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Tutorial - Configure APC SMTP Notification

First, we need to access the APC UPS web interface.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of the APC UPS.

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc

APC UPS Web interface

After a successful login, you will be sent to the APC UPS Dashboard.

On the Web interface, access the Configuration menu and select the following option:

• Configuration > Network > DNS > Configuration

APC UPS DNS

Configure the desired DNS information an click on the Apply button.

APC UPS DNS CONFIGURATION

In our example, the UPS receive the hostname UPS0.

In our example, the UPS was configured to use the following DNS servers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

In our example, the UPS was configured to use the DNS domain: techexpert.tips

Now, you need to set up the e-mail server responsible for sending the UPS Notifications

To configure the SMTP server, you need to access the following menu option:

• Configuration > Notification > E-mail > Server

APC UPS SMTP Configuration

Now, you need to set the configuration required to connect to your SMTP server.

APC UPS SMTP Server Configuration

On the Web interface, access the Configuration menu and select the following option:

• Configuration > Notification > E-mail > Recipients

APC UPS SMTP Recipient Configuration

Now, you need to configure the list of recipients that will receive the e-mail notifications.

APC UPS SMTP Recipient

On the Web interface, access the Configuration menu and select the following option:

• Configuration > Notification > E-mail > Test

APC UPS SMTP TEST

Select the e-mail account that should receive a test e-mail and click on the Apply button.

APC UPS Smtp test screen

On the Web interface, access the Configuration menu and select the following option:

• Configuration > Notification > E-mail > By Group

APC UPS Notifcation level

Select each group of events that should generate an e-mail notification and click on the Apply button.

APC UPS Notification level configuration

Congratulations, you have configured the APC UPS e-mail notification.