Cisco FindIT Network Probe equips a network administrator with indispensable tools that help securely monitor and manage Cisco devices from a web browser. The FindIT Network Probe can be configured to generate email notifications to inform you about selected network events containing device and Cisco Support notifications such as changes in network settings, new firmware available, device status, and other updates on devices connected to the network.
This document aims to show you how to configure the email settings and regulate email notifications caused by network events on the FindIT Network Probe.
Configure Email Setting
Step 1. Log in to the FindIT Network Probe Administration GUI and choose Administration > Email Setting.
Step 2. In the SMTP Server field, enter the valid hostname of the mail server.
Note: For this example, smtp.gmail.com is used.
Step 3. Enter the port number of the mail server in the SMTP Port field. It is an outbound port number used to send emails. The valid port number range is from 0 to 65535 and the default value is 465 for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
Note: For this example, SMTP port number 587 is used.
Step 4. From the Email Encryption drop-down list, select an encryption method to send messages to your email. It is important that the encryption method also matches the SMTP port.
The options are:
None — No encryption will be used in the emails.
TLS — Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol that provides security and data integrity for communication over the Internet. This encryption uses SMTP Port 587.
SSL — Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a standard security technology for creating an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This encryption uses SMTP port 465.
Note: For this example, TLS is used.
Step 5. From the Authentication drop-down list, choose how you want to authenticate the access to your email.
The options are:
None — No authentication that requires Username and Password.
clear-text — Unencrypted; still requires Username and Password.
md5 — Message-Digest Algorithm 5 uses a 128-bit hash value for authentication that requires Username and Password.
login — Username and password are used for authentication.
Note: For this example, login is used.
Step 6. (Optional) If clear-text, md5, or login was chosen in Step 5, enter a Username in the Username field. This would be the sending email address.