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How to replace email configurations in VIP using editor (Notepad or Notepad ++)


Customer has a massive VIP email alert modules in their VIP to send out system alarms. The email configurations are saved in each module. When customer upgraded their email server or the email configuration has to be changed, it'll be time consuming to change them in designer. Notepad or free editor, Notepad++, can be used to search and replace the email configurations. But simply replace the value will make the VIP node not start

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ION Enterprise 5.0, 5.5, 5.6, 6.0
StruxureWare Power Monitoring (SPM)
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Here is a example of configuration:

value =

Simply changing the text with the desired email address such as will not work, the reason is the number in the arrow bracket <#> should match the number of characters in string. For example, has 21 chars, and has 25 chars, 


The replacement shall be:

           Replace <21> with <25>

This principal applies to other configurations for the Email module.

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