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".

Work logic


The following types of notifications can be set up in DCImanager:

ObjectNotification type
Serversone or several errors have been found during diagnostics

view faults and critical component status (DCImanager Infrastructure licenses only) 

Note

Notifications about component problems are created only for servers with BMC Redfish and devices that transmit their health status.

BMC sensors

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. 

Managing notifications


To configure notifications, enter Notification centerNotification settings.

How to open the notification center


Notification center interface

Creating notification settings

To create settings for a notification:

  1. Press Configure new notifications.
  2. To configure notifications for specific locations, press all locations and select the required ones.
  3. To configure notifications for specific servers, press editSelect servers → select the required servers.
  4. Select events for notifications. A separate setting will be created for each event.
  5. Select the admins' emails to which notifications will be sent.
  6. Press Create notifications.

Form for creating notification settings

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.