NetApp HCI system alerts

You can use the Alert Monitor tab in the web UI on a management node to run a system test and configure settings for a NetApp HCI monitor server.

You can access the Alert Monitor settings by browsing to the NetApp HCI management node IP address using the following notation:
https://<IP address>:442

VMware vCenter Alert Monitor

The following table details the configuration options for the alert monitor functionality:

Option Description
Run Alert Monitor Tests Runs the monitor system tests to check for the following:
  • NetApp HCI and VMware vCenter connectivity
  • Pairing of NetApp HCI and VMware vCenter through datastore information supplied by the QoSSIOC service
  • Current NetApp HCI alarm and vCenter alarm lists
Collect Alerts Enables or disables the forwarding of NetApp HCI storage alarms to vCenter. You can select the target storage cluster from the drop-down list. The default setting for this option is Enabled.
Collect Best Practice Alerts Enables or disables the forwarding of NetApp HCI storage Best Practice alerts to vCenter. Best Practice alerts are faults that are triggered by a sub-optimal system configuration. The default setting for this option is Disabled. When disabled, NetApp HCI storage Best Practice alerts do not appear in vCenter.
Collect ONTAP Alerts Enables or disables the forwarding of ONTAP Select alarms to vCenter. When disabled, ONTAP Select alarms do not appear in vCenter.
Send Support Data To AIQ Controls the flow of support and monitoring data from VMware vCenter to SolidFire Active IQ.
  • Enabled: All vCenter alarms, NetApp HCI storage alarms, and support data are sent to SolidFire Active IQ. This enables NetApp to proactively support and monitor the NetApp HCI installation, so that possible problems can be detected and resolved before affecting the system.
  • Disabled: No vCenter alarms, NetApp HCI storage alarms, or support data are sent to SolidFire Active IQ.
Send Compute Node Data To AIQ Controls the flow of support and monitoring data from the compute nodes to AIQ.
  • Enabled: Support and monitoring data about the compute nodes is transmitted to SolidFire Active IQ to enable proactive support for the compute node hardware.
  • Disabled: Support and monitoring data about the compute nodes is not transmitted to SolidFire Active IQ.