Configuring local SMTP notifications - AWS Snowball Edge Developer Guide

Configuring local SMTP notifications

You can set up local notifications for your Snowball Edge devices with Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). The local notifications send emails to configured servers when the service state (Active, Degraded, Inactive) changes, or if you cross capacity utilization thresholds of 80%, 90%, or 100%.

Before you begin, confirm that:

  • You have access to the latest Snowball Edge client.

  • Your device is unlocked and ready to use.

  • Your device can connect to the internet (if using Amazon Simple Email Service or external SMTP server) or to a local SMTP server.

Configuring the device

Set up your device to send you email notifications.

To configure the device for SMTP notifications
  1. Run the following command to add an SMTP configuration to your device:

    # If you don't specify a port, port 587 is the default. SMTP_ENDPOINT=your-local-smtp-server-endpoint:port # For multiple email recepients, separate with commas RECIPIENTS_LIST=your-email-address snowballEdge put-notification-configuration \ --service-id local-monitoring \ --enabled true \ --type smtp \ --broker-endpoint "$SMTP_ENDPOINT" \ --sender \ --recipients "$RECIPIENTS_LIST"

    You receive a test email from if you're successful.

  2. Test the configuration by running the following get-notification-configuration command:

    snowballEdge get-notification-configuration \ --service-id local-monitoring

    The response doesn't include a password or certificate, even if you provide them.