About alarms and email notifications

An email notification is a message automatically sent by the StorageGRID Webscale system to configured recipients, which notifies recipients of a newly triggered alarm or service state change. You can configure email notifications and set mailing lists to receive these email notifications for any particular alarm severity or state change.

If an email address (or list) belongs to multiple mailing lists, only one email notification is sent when a notification triggering event occurs. For example, one group of administrators within your organization can be configured to receive notifications for all alarms regardless of severity. Another group might only require notifications for alarms with a severity of Critical. You can belong to both lists. If a Critical alarm is triggered, you receive one notification, not two. For a general overview of alarms, see the Grid Primer.