Excluding disaster recovery destination volumes from generating alerts

When configuring volume alerts you can specify a string in the Alert dialog box that identifies a volume or group of volumes. If you have configured disaster recovery for SVMs, however, the source and destination volumes have the same name, so you will receive alerts for both volumes.

Before you begin

You must have the OnCommand Administrator or Storage Administrator role.

About this task

You can disable alerts for disaster recovery destination volumes by excluding volumes that have the name of the destination SVM. This is possible because the identifier for volume events contains both the SVM name and volume name in the format "<svm_name>:/<volume_name>".

The example below shows how to create alerts for volume "vol1" on the primary SVM "vs1", but exclude the alert from being generated on a volume with the same name on SVM "vs1-dr".

Perform the following steps in the Add Alert dialog box:

Steps

  1. Click Name and enter a name and description for the alert.
  2. Click Resources, and then select the Include tab.
    1. Select Volume from the drop-down list, and then enter vol1 in the Name contains field to display the volumes whose name contains "vol1".
    2. Select <<All Volumes whose name contains 'vol1'>> from the Available Resources area, and move it to the Selected Resources area.
  3. Select the Exclude tab, select Volume, enter vs1-dr in the Name contains field, and then click Add.
    This excludes the alert from being generated for volume "vol1" on SVM "vs1-dr".
  4. Click Events and select the event or events that you want to apply to the volume or volumes.
  5. Click Actions and then select the name of the user who will receive the alert email in the Alert these users field.
  6. Configure any other options on this page for issuing SNMP traps and executing a script, and then click Save.