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Set alerts in SRM Profiler

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Updated: June 16, 2017

Process for creating alerts in SRM Profiler:

  • Define a Rule. The rule could be a File Analysis Rule, Windows Event Log Rule, Threshold Rule, Directory Analysis Rule, Scheduled Rule or Asset Change Rule.
  • If the rule condition is met, the agent sends a trap to the SRM Profiler server.
  • After the trap has been received by the SRM Profiler server, the resource or group and severity is checked and if there is a match, an email is sent to the designated user.

The following example shows how to create a Threshold Rule in SRM Profiler and configuring of email notification.

Create a threshold rule:

  1. Click Settings > Threshold Rules > Add New Rule > Threshold Rules.
  2. Create this rule for the resource (Section) and Category you want to alert on, and then click Save.

For more information, see Use Rules.

Assign the rule to the resources via Polices:

  1. Click Settings > Policies.
  2. Edit the policy that applies to the rule created. For example, if this is a rule for a Netapp filer, edit the NetApp Filer Policy. General threshold rules are in the OS Policy.
  3. Edit the Policy, and then click Rules.
  4. Move the new rule from Available to Selected and then click Save.
  5. Click Devices to verify that the Resources are assigned to this policy.
  6. When done, click Push. This action pushes the policy to the relevant agents and updates the configuration files for that resource (NetApp in this example).

For more information, see Use Policies.

You can verify the progress of the configuration push by clicking the Push List Report link in the top right corner. This will show No Data if the push has worked for the resource. You can also verify if any trap events are being received (assuming the thresholds have been meet) by going to the web console > Monitors > Event Monitor.

These events are sent to the server from the SRM Profiler agents when a threshold is met. They can be edited to change any details of the trap going forward. For example, if you're seeing an event as Critical, you can edit this to reduce its priority.

Alert Notifications

After you have confirmed SRM Profiler is receiving traps, you can define which users will receive alert notification emails.

  1. Configure the SMTP server by clicking Settings > E-mail.
  2. Configure the User and email alerts in Settings > Manage Users.
  3. Edit the user.
  4. Define the Email Address.
  5. Click Add beside Notifications.
  6. Define which resource or group to apply to.
  7. Define who the emails are sent to and determine the severity level of the event being sent.
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