You can set up notifications to platform administrators about the status of equipment. Notifications are sent:
- in pop-up windows;
- in the servers table in the Status column;
- to administrators' emails.
If a notification is created for the server, the server status will change to "Error".
The following types of notifications can be set up in DCImanager:
|Servers||one or several errors have been found during diagnostics|
view faults and critical component status (DCImanager Infrastructure licenses only)
Notifications about component problems are created only for servers with BMC Redfish and devices that transmit their health status.
voltage out of range
temperature out of range
fan speed out of range
In the notification settings, you set the period of time after which the parameter out of the range is considered critical. The maximum and minimum allowable parameter values are set in the server BMC.
DCImanager periodically polls BMC every five minutes. If the parameter value is out of range, the platform will poll BMC again after the time interval specified in the notification settings. If the parameter value does not return to acceptable values, DCImanager will create a notification. No repeat notifications about this event will be created in the platform.
If the parameter value was out of range for a given time and then returned to normal, DCImanager will create a notification about it.
For example, the platform administrator has configured a setting for the "Temperature out of range for 2 minutes" notification. DCImanager polled the BMC at 12:00 and found the temperature to be higher than normal. In this case, the platform will poll the BMC at 12:02 and, if the temperature remains outside the range, an appropriate notification will be created. DCImanager will continue to poll the BMC every five minutes and, if the temperature drops to an acceptable value, it will create a "Temperature back to normal" notification.
Notification settings are checked for uniqueness when created and edited. If a new setting duplicates an existing one, it replaces it upon creation. Created settings cannot be changed to duplicate existing ones.
To configure notifications, enter Notification center: → Notification settings.
Creating notification settings
To create settings for a notification:
- Press Configure new notifications.
- To configure notifications for specific locations, press all locations and select the required ones.
- To configure notifications for specific servers, press edit → Select servers → select the required servers.
- Select events for notifications. A separate setting will be created for each event.
- Select the admins' emails to which notifications will be sent.
- Press Create notifications.
Actions with notification settings
To enable/disable the created settings, press in the settings line.
To delete settings, press the following in the settings line: Delete → .
To edit settings, press the following in the settings line: → Edit.
To view the notifications generated by DCImanager, enter All notifications → .