Configuring Unified Manager to send alert notifications

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

Before you begin

You must have the OnCommand Administrator role.

About this task

After deploying Unified Manager and completing the initial configuration, you should consider configuring your environment to trigger alerts and generate notification emails or SNMP traps based on the receipt of events.


  1. Configure notification settings
    If you want alert notifications sent when certain events occur in your environment, you must configure an SMTP server and supply an email address from which the alert notification will be sent. If you want to use SNMP traps, you can select that option and provide the necessary information.
  2. Enable remote authentication
    If you want remote LDAP or Active Directory users to access the Unified Manager instance and receive alert notifications, then you must enable remote authentication.
  3. 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.
  4. Enable SAML authentication
    If you want all remote users to be authenticated through a secure Identity provider (IdP) before they can log into the Unified Manager web UI, then you must configure SAML authentication.
  5. Edit global health threshold settings
    You can modify the health threshold settings for aggregates, volumes, and certain types of protection relationships. These settings determine when an event should be generated, which can affect when an alert notification is sent.
  6. Add alerts
    After you have added the email address for sending notifications, added users to receive the notifications, configured your network settings, and configured SMTP and SNMP options needed for your environment, then you can assign alerts.