Import alert settings

You can import alert configurations from one storage array to other storage arrays. This batch operation saves time when you need to configure multiple arrays in the network.

Before you begin

About this task

You can select email, SNMP, or syslog alerts for the import operation. The imported settings include:

  • Email alerts – A mail server address and the email addresses of the alert recipients.
  • Syslog alerts – A syslog server address and a UDP port.
  • SNMP alerts – A community name and IP address for the SNMP server.

Procedure

  1. From the Manage page, click Import Settings.
    The Import Settings wizard opens.
  2. In the Select Settings dialog, select either Email alerts, SNMP alerts, or Syslog alerts, and then click Next.
    A dialog box opens for selecting the source array.
  3. In the Select Source dialog, select the array with the settings you want to import, and then click Next.
  4. In the Select Targets dialog, select one or more arrays to receive the new settings.
    Note: Storage arrays with firmware below 8.50 are not available for selection. In addition, an array does not appear in this dialog if Unified Manager cannot communicate with that array (for example, if it is offline or if it has certificate, password, or networking problems).
  5. Click Finish.
    The Operations page displays the results of the import operation. If the operation fails, you can click on its row to see more information.

Result

The target storage arrays are now configured to send alerts to administrators through email, SNMP, or syslog.