Create a new channel

You can create and configure new channels to send out alert information.

Procedure

  1. Click Cluster Management > Events and Alerts > Alerts.
  2. In the Alert Channels area, click Create an Alert Channel.
  3. In the Name field, type the channel name.
  4. Click the Enable this Channel checkbox to enable or disable the channel.
  5. Select the delivery mechanism for the channel from the Type drop-down list.
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    Depending on the delivery mechanism you select, different settings will appear.

  6. If you are creating an SMTP channel, you can configure the following settings:
    1. In the Send to field, enter an email address you want to receive alerts on this channel.
      To add another email address to the channel, click Add Another Email Address.
    2. In the Send from field, enter the email address you want to appear in the from field of the alert emails.
    3. In the Subject field, enter the text you want to appear on the subject line of the alert emails.
    4. In the SMTP Host or Relay Address field, enter your SMTP host or relay address.
    5. In the SMTP Relay Port field, enter the number of your SMTP relay port.
    6. Click the Use SMTP Authentication checkbox to specify a username and password for your SMTP server.
    7. Specify your connection security between NONE or STARTTLS.
    8. From the Notification Batch Mode dropdown, select whether alerts will be batched together, by severity, or by category.
    9. From the Notification Email Template dropdown, select whether emails will be created from a standard or custom email template.
      If you specify a custom template, enter the location of the template on your cluster in the Custom Template Location field.
    10. In the Master Nodes area, in the Allowed Nodes field, type the node number of a node in the cluster that is allowed to send alerts through this channel.
      To add another allowed node to the channel, click Add another Node. If you do not specify any nodes, all nodes in the cluster will be considered allowed nodes.
    11. In the Excluded Nodes field, type the node number of a node in the cluster that is not allowed to send alerts through this channel.
      To add another excluded node to the channel, click Exclude another Node.
  7. If you are creating a ConnectEMC channel, you can configure the following settings:
    1. In the Master Nodes area, in the Allowed Nodes field, type the node number of a node in the cluster that is allowed to send alerts through this channel.
      To add another allowed node to the channel, click Add another Node. If you do not specify any nodes, all nodes in the cluster will be considered allowed nodes.
    2. In the Excluded Nodes field, type the node number of a node in the cluster that is not allowed to send alerts through this channel.
      To add another excluded node to the channel, click Exclude another Node.
  8. If you are creating an SNMP channel, you can configure the following settings:
    1. In the Community field, enter your SNMP community string.
    2. In the Host field, enter your SNMP host name or address.
    3. In the Master Nodes area, in the Allowed Nodes field, type the node number of a node in the cluster that is allowed to send alerts through this channel.
      To add another allowed node to the channel, click Add another Node. If you do not specify any nodes, all nodes in the cluster will be considered allowed nodes.
    4. In the Excluded Nodes field, type the node number of a node in the cluster that is not allowed to send alerts through this channel.
      To add another excluded node to the channel, click Exclude another Node.
  9. Click Create Alert Channel.