Deciding where to send important event notifications

Before you configure important EMS event notifications, you need to decide whether to send the notifications to an email address, a syslog server, or an SNMP traphost.

About this task

If your environment already contains a syslog server for aggregating the logged events from other systems, such as servers and applications, then it is easier to use that syslog server also for important event notifications from storage systems.

If your environment does not already contain a syslog server, then it is easier to use email for important event notifications.

If you already forward event notifications to an SNMP traphost, then you might want to monitor that traphost for important events.

Procedure

Set EMS to send event notifications.
If you want... Refer to this...
The EMS to send important event notifications to an email address Configuring important EMS events to send email notifications
The EMS to forward important event notifications to a syslog server Configuring important EMS events to forward notifications to a syslog server
If you want the EMS to forward event notifications to an SNMP traphost Configuring SNMP traphosts to receive event notifications