Notification rules are accessed from within the Policy Editor and are used to notify users when a policy is changed or when a percentage of the maximum supported configuration objects is reached. The notifications are configured using notification rules and are delivered through email, such an email is referred to as a notification email. Notification rules can be useful for administrators who wish to be notified when policies are changed, or who wish to notify others of such changes. Notifications can also be sent based on shared resources used by policies.
There are two kinds of notification email that can be sent using notification rules:
Use the Notification Rules panel of the Policy Editor to add and schedule a new notification rule.
|Name||Specify a name for the notification. This is required.|
|Description||Specify a description for the notification|
|Email Comment||Specify the content of the email for this notification|
|Format||Select the format of the notification to be either Plain Text or CSV.|
|Rule Type||Select the type of notification rule to use.
|Email Recipients||Specify information about one or more email recipients.
|Available Policies||Select the policy the rule should monitor and notify you when it changes, then click Add Policy. The selected policy is added to the list of policies below the Available Policies field.|
|Notify on Dependent Objects||Determines whether or not dependent objects, such as shared resources, are also monitored by the rule. By default this option is selected, indicating that shared resources should also be monitored.|
You can also add policies by dragging them from the Shared Resources area and dropping them on the Drop Policies here to add to the Policies list area.
To delete a policy from the list, click the X to the right of the Notify on Dependent Objects option.
|Device Limit Notification||Select this check box to be notified when the BIG-IQ system reaches a specified limit.|
|Device Limit Thresholds||Specify the device limit thresholds at which a notification email is sent. A device limit is a percentage of the number of BIG-IP devices your BIG-IQ system is managing. You can set up to three limits that are each a percentage of the limit amount by modifying the percentage amount in each of the three device limit threshold fields. For example, if your BIG-IQ system is licensed to handle 10 BIG-IP devices, you would go over the threshold of 49% when 5 BIG-IP devices were being managed.|
|Object Limit Notification||Select this check box to be notified when a specified object limit is exceeded.|
|Object Limit Thresholds||Specify the object limit thresholds at which a notification email is sent. You can set up to three limits that are each a percentage of the limit amount by modifying the percentage amount in each of the three object limit threshold fields. As more operations occur with more BIG-IP devices, the number of objects in use by the BIG-IQ system grows. The maximum number of objects supported varies depending on the BIG-IP device configuration.|
Once a notification rule has been created it can be scheduled. To schedule a notification rule, click the check box to the left of the rule to select it, and then click Edit Schedule. The Notification Rules Evaluation Interval dialog is displayed. In this dialog, specify the interval at which the schedule should run.
From the Notification Rules panel in the Policy Editor, you can edit notification rules.
From the Notification Rules panel in the Policy Editor, you can remove notification rules.