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Configuring Performance Manager to send alert notifications

You can configure Performance Manager to send notifications that alert you about events in your environment. Before notifications can be sent, you must first configure several other Performance Manager options.

Before you begin

You must have the OnCommand Administrator role or the Storage Administrator role.

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.

Steps

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add authentication servers
    If you enable remote authentication, then you must identify authentication servers.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.