The Mail plug-in is installed with Orchestrator Server and is used for email notifications. The only option available for this plug-in is to use default values for new mail messages. You can set the default email account.

Avoid load balancers when configuring mail in Orchestrator. You might receive SMTP_HOST_UNREACHABLE error.


Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.


Click Mail.


Select the Define default values check box and fill in the required text boxes.

Text box


SMTP host

Enter the IP address or domain name of your SMTP server.

SMTP port

Enter a port number to match your SMTP configuration.

The default SMTP port is 25.

User name

Enter a valid email account.

This is the email account Orchestrator uses to send emails.


Enter the password associated with the user name.

From name and address

Enter the sender information to appear in all emails sent by Orchestrator.


Click Apply changes.