About this task
After deploying the virtual appliance and completing the initial configuration of Performance Manager, you should consider configuring your environment to trigger alerts and generate notification email or SNMP traps.
You can complete the following tasks to properly configure your environment to send alert notifications.
- Configure email settings
If you want alert notifications sent when certain events occur in your environment, you must
supply an email address from which the alert notification can be sent. If your configuration uses
an SMTP server for email authentication, then you must provide the user name and password
for the server.
- Enable remote authentication
If you want remote LDAP or Active Directory users to access the Performance Manager GUI and
receive alert notifications, then you must enable remote authentication.
- Add authentication servers
If you enable remote authentication, then you must identify authentication servers.
- Add users
You can add several different types of local or remote users and assign specific roles. When you
create an alert, you assign a user to receive the alert notifications.
- Configure email alerts
After you have added the email address for sending notifications, added users to receive the
notifications, configured your network settings, and configured SMTP options needed
for your environment, then you specify the incident alerts to send.