Configuring syslog notification for SIMs

System Administrator Guide for Virtual Storage Platform E Series

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You can be notified in syslog format when storage system failures occur.

If you specify the IP address of the syslog server in IPv6 address format, do not use the following IP addresses:
  • Invalid value: [::]
  • Loopback address: [::1]
  • Multicast address: [FF00:: - FDFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF]
  • IPv4-mapped IPv6 address: [::FFFF:(IPv4)]
  • Link-local address: [FE80::]
  • Global unicast address: [2001::]
  • Global unicast address: [2002::]
Note: If no alert is sent to the Syslog server after you perform this procedure, check and correct the settings as described in the following procdure. If the settings are correct, check the settings and operating status of the Syslog server and the operating status of the management LAN.
  • You must have the Storage Administrator (Initial Configuration) role to perform this task. See Roles and permissions.
  • You must have a server that supports syslogs.
  • If a firewall is used, a port must be opened to transfer syslogs.
Note: In any of the following steps, if you enter an invalid character or do not enter required information, a message box displays, asking you to reenter the information.
  1. In the Maintenance Utility menu, select Alert Notifications.
  2. Click Set Up on the Alert Notifications window. The Set Up Alert Notifications window displays.
  3. For Notification Alert, select one of the following:
    Host Report: Sends alerts only of SIMs that report to hosts.

    All: Sends alerts of all SIMs.

    The alert notification destination is common to Syslog, SNMP, and Email.

  4. Select the Syslog tab.
  5. In Transfer Protocol, select the protocol for Syslog transfer.
  6. To transfer Syslog to the primary server and alternative secondary server, select Enable and set the following items:
    • IP Address or host name
    • Port Number
    Set the following items only when you select TLS/RFC5424 in Transfer Protocol:
    • Client Certificate File Name
    • Password
    • Root Certificate File Name
  7. Enter a name in Location Identification Name for identification for the storage system.
  8. If you select TLS/RFC5424 in Transfer Protocol, select Enable for Retry and then specify the retry interval.
  9. Click Apply. When the completion message is displayed, click OK.