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Notification and contact list setup and configuration

E-mail and pager notifications from the Db2® administration server (DAS) can be local or remote. A contact list is required to ensure that notifications are sent to the correct hostname.

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There are two DAS configuration parameters used to enable notifications by the scheduler or the health monitor.

The DAS configuration parameter smtp_server is used to identify the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server used by the scheduler to send e-mail and pager notifications as part of task execution completion actions as defined by the health monitor to send alert notifications using e-mail or pager.

The DAS configuration parameter contact_host specifies the location where the contact information used by the scheduler and health monitor for notification is stored. The location is defined to be a Db2 administration server's TCP/IP hostname. Allowing contact_host to be located on a remote DAS provides support for sharing a contact list across multiple Db2 administration servers. This should be set for partitioned database environments to ensure a common contact list is used for all database partitions. The contact list is stored in a flat file under the DAS directory. If contact_host is not specified, the DAS assumes the contact information is local.