Configure EMS event notifications and filters with System Manager

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You can use System Manager to configure how the Event Management System (EMS) delivers event notifications so that you can be notified of system issues that require your prompt attention.

ONTAP version

With ONTAP System Manager, you can…​

ONTAP 9.10.1

Configure email addresses, syslog servers, and REST API clients (WebHooks), as well as SNMP traphosts.

ONTAP 9.7 to 9.10.0

Configure only SNMP traphosts. You can configure other EMS destination with the ONTAP CLI. See EMS configuration overview.

You can perform the following procedures:

Add an EMS event notification destination

You can use System Manager to specify to where you want EMS messages sent.

Steps
  1. Click Cluster > Settings.

  2. In the Notifications Management section, click kebab icon, then click View Event Destinations.

  3. On the Notification Management page, select the Events Destinations tab.

  4. Click add icon.

  5. Specify a name, an EMS destination type, and filters.

    Note If needed, you can add a new filter. Click Add a New Event Filter.
  6. Depending on the EMS destination type you selected, specify the following:

To configure…

Specify or select…

SNMP traphost

  • Traphost name

Email

(Beginning with 9.10.1)

  • Destination email address

  • Mail server

  • From email address

Syslog server

(Beginning with 9.10.1)

  • Host name or IP address of the server

Webhook

(Beginning with 9.10.1)

  • Webhook URL

  • Client authentication (select this option to specify a client certificate)

Create a new EMS event notification filter

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to define new customized filters that specify the rules for handling EMS notifications.

Steps
  1. Click Cluster > Settings.

  2. In the Notifications Management section, click kebab icon, then click View Event Destinations.

  3. On the Notification Management page, select the Event Filters tab.

  4. Click add icon.

  5. Specify a name, and select whether you want to copy rules from an existing event filter or add new rules.

  6. Depending on your choice, perform the following steps:

If you choose….

Then, perform these steps…

Copy rules from existing event filter

  1. Select an existing event filter.

  2. Modify the existing rules.

  3. Add other rules, if needed, by clicking add icon.

Add new rules

Specify the type, name pattern, severities, and SNMP trap type for each new rule.

Edit an EMS event notification destination

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to change the event notification destination information.

Steps
  1. Click Cluster > Settings.

  2. In the Notifications Management section, click kebab icon, then click View Event Destinations.

  3. On the Notifications Management page, select the Events Destinations tab.

  4. Next to the name of the event destination, click kebab icon, then click Edit.

  5. Modify the event destination information, then click Save.

Edit an EMS event notification filter

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to modify customized filters to change how event notifications are handled.

Note You cannot modify system-defined filters.
Steps
  1. Click Cluster > Settings.

  2. In the Notifications Management section, click kebab icon, then click View Event Destinations.

  3. On the Notification Management page, select the Event Filters tab.

  4. Next to the name of the event filter, click kebab icon, then click Edit.

  5. Modify the event filter information, then click Save.

Delete an EMS event notification destination

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to delete an EMS event notification destination.

Note You cannot delete SNMP destinations.
Steps
  1. Click Cluster > Settings.

  2. In the Notifications Management section, click kebab icon, then click View Event Destinations.

  3. On the Notification Management page, select the Events Destinations tab.

  4. Next to the name of the event destination, click kebab icon, then click Delete.

Delete an EMS event notification filter

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to delete customized filters.

Note You cannot delete system-defined filters.
Steps
  1. Click Cluster > Settings.

  2. In the Notifications Management section, click kebab icon, then click View Event Destinations.

  3. On the Notification Management page, select the Event Filters tab.

  4. Next to the name of the event filter, click kebab icon, then click Delete.