You can configure System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) to notify you by e-mail of critical, warning, or informational alerts, and the status of instantiated recoveries.

Before you can subscribe to notifications, you must configure the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server that you want DPM to use to send the notifications. For instructions, see Configuring the SMTP Server.

To subscribe to notifications

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, on the Action menu, click Options.

  2. In the Options dialog box, on the Notifications tab, do the following:

    • Select the types of alerts about which you want recipients to be notified (for example, critical alerts, warning alerts, informational alerts, or any combination of these).

    • Under Recipients, type the e-mail address for each recipient (including yourself) to whom you want DPM to send copies of the notifications. Use commas to separate the e-mail addresses.

  3. To test the notification settings, click Send Test Notification, and then click OK.