Setting the alert notification

Storage Advisor Embedded User Guide

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You can send SIMs (Service Information Messages) to the administrator by using emails, syslog outputs, and SNMP traps.

SIMs are messages that are generated when the controller of the storage system detects an error or requests a service. Messages are output from storage system channels, ports, or microprocessors. They indicate required storage system maintenance and identify actions to take when a failure occurs.

  • Identify the SIM associated with the alert notification.
  • For email notifications:
    • Make sure port 25 of the SMTP mail server is free.
    • Identify the mail server information and the email addresses of the sender and receivers.
  • For syslog output:
    • Make sure the port used for forwarding messages to the syslog server is free.
    • Identify the syslog server information and the settings for communicating with the syslog server.
  • For SNMP notifications:
    • Make sure the SNMP manager to which notifications are sent is configured.
    • Identify the information for sending and receiving SNMP traps.
  1. In the navigation bar, click (Settings), and then select Alert Notifications.
  2. In the maintenance utility, click Set Up.
  3. Click the tab for the notification method to use (Email, Syslog, or SNMP), specify the required information and selections, and then click Apply.

    You can specify multiple notification methods.

  4. To verify that the notification settings are correct, send a test notification by using the notification method that was set.
  5. In the maintenance utility, click Log Out.