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Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager by Kevin Greene

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Working with alert notification channels

Alert notification channels are configured through the Administration workspace under the Notifications section. These channels act as the mode of transport for sending alerts and you can choose from E-mail, Instant Messaging, SMS Text Message or a custom Command option.

By default, no notification channels are created when you initially deploy OpsMgr so it's up to you to decide which type best suits your requirements. The following sections detail each channel and give some examples on how to configure them.

E-mail (SMTP)

By far the most popular method of transporting alert notifications, the E-mail (SMTP) channel communicates with an SMTP-capable server (such as Microsoft Exchange), and can be configured ...

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