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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 3.2.x

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Updated: April 2018
 
 

Alert Notification Configuration Properties

For each alert notification, Oracle ILOM requires these three properties to be set: alert type, alert destination, and alert level. Depending on which alert type is configured, other properties are optionally configurable.

For further details about the configuration properties for alert notifications, see the following table.

Table 82  Alert Notification Configuration Properties
Property
Requirement
Description
Alert Type
Mandatory
The alert type property specifies the message format and the delivery method that Oracle ILOM will use when creating and sending the alert message.
Alert type choices include:
  • IPMI PET Alerts Required properties include: alert destination IP address and an alert level. Each specified alert destination must support the receipt of IPMI PET messages.

  • SNMP Trap Alerts – Required property includes: alert destination IP address, alert destination port number, and an alert level. Each specified destination must support the receipt of SNMP Trap messages.

  • Email AlertsRequired properties include: destination email address and alert level. Prior to enabling Email alerts, properties for the SMTP email server must be configured in Oracle ILOM.

Related Information:
Alert Destination
Mandatory
T he Alert Destination property specifies where to send the alert message. IP address destinations must be configured for IPMI PET and SNMP alerts. Email address destinations must be configured for Email alerts.
Alert Destination Port
Optional
The TCP/UDP destination port only applies to SNMP alert configurations.
Oracle ILOM automatically selects a standard TCP/UDP destination port number. System administrators can optionally choose to accept the standard (162) port number or manually specify a TCP/UDP port number.
Alert Level
Mandatory
All alert notification configurations require setting an alert level.
Alert levels enable the sending of the alert notification. In addition, for IPMI PET alerts and Email alerts, alert levels act as a filter mechanism to ensure alert recipients only receive the alert messages that they are most interested in receiving.
Oracle ILOM offers the following alert levels with Minor being the lowest alert offered:
  • Minor – Generates alerts for informational events, as well as major and critical events.

  • Major – Generates alerts for all non-critical, non-recoverable, and critical events.

  • Critical – Generates alerts for all critical and non-recoverable events.

  • Down –This level generates alerts for only upper and lower non-recoverable events.

  • Disable – Disables the alert configuration. Oracle ILOM will not generate an alert message.

Important: Oracle ILOM supports alert level filtering for all IPMI PET alert configurations and Email alert configurations. Oracle ILOM does not support alert level filtering for SNMP alert configurations. However, to enable Oracle ILOM to generate an SNMP alert, one of the following alert levels must be specified: Minor, Major, Critical, or Down.
Email Custom Sender
Optional for Email Alerts
System administrators can optionally configure this property for Email alert configurations only.
The email_custom_sender property enables Oracle ILOM to override the SMPT customer sender address by using one of the following strings: <IPADDRESS> or <HOSTNAME>.
Example: alert@<IPADDRESS>.
Email Message Prefix
Optional for Email Alerts
System administrators can optionally configure this property for Email alert configurations only.
The Email Message Prefix property enables Oracle ILOM to prepend user-specified information to the message body.
Event Class Filter
Optional for Email Alerts
System administrators can optionally configure this property for Email alert configurations only.
The Event Class Filter property enables Oracle ILOM to filter out all information except the selected event class. To clear the filter and send information about all classes, enter empty double quotes (““).
Event Type Filter
Optional for Email Alerts
System administrators can optionally configure this property for Email alert configurations only.
The Event Type Filter property enables Oracle ILOM to filter out all information except the selected event type. To clear the filter and send information about all event types, enter empty double quotes (““).
SNMP Version
Optional for SNMP Alerts
The SNMP Version property enables system administrators to specify the SNMP trap version being sent. Supported SNMP versions include: 1, 2c, or 3.
SNMP Community Name
or
User Name
Optional for SNMP Alerts
System administrators can optionally specify an SNMPv1 or 2c community string or an SNMPv3 user name.

Note - If an SNMPv3 user name is configured, the SNMPv3 user name must be configured in Oracle ILOM. If the SNMP user name is not configured, the alert will not be authenticated for delivery.