You can better manage the health of your network by configuring Enterprise
Manager to alert you when specific system events occur. You can apply these alerts to
individual devices, or to a device list, as well as to the Enterprise Manager device itself, so
that you can monitor the events for your management system.
You can configure Enterprise Manager to manage alerts in these ways:
- Send SNMP traps to a remote SNMP server
- Send email alerts to a specific recipient using SMTP
Attention: To perform the specific tasks required to manage alerts, you must have administrator
privileges with root access for the Configuration utility.
Creating an alert for attack signature updates
Before Enterprise Manager can send alerts, you must verify the IP address of your
DNS server. If you want Enterprise Manager to send SNMP traps, you must first specify
the trap destination.
Create alerts for your devices to monitor specific system events.
On the Main tab, click
Click the Create button.
The New Alert screen opens.
In the Name field, type a name for the alert.
Once you create the alert, you cannot change the name.
From the Alert Type list, select the type of alert that
you want to create.
Depending on the type of alert that you select, the screen may refresh
to display additional options, including threshold fields.
If the alert type requires a threshold, for the
Condition setting, specify a threshold value.
For the Action setting, select the check box next to
each action that you want Enterprise Manager to take when the alert is
If you select the option, SNMP trap to remote server,
you must have SNMP configured.
If you selected the option to send an email for this alert and you want to
specify an address different than the default, clear the Use default
email recipient check box, and in the Email
Recipient field, type an email address.
By default, the system sends an email to the recipient you specified in the
Options screen for alerts.
If you selected the option to send a message to a remote syslog server and you
want to specify an address different than the default, clear the Use
default remote syslog server address check box and in the
Remote Syslog Server Address field, type a remote
syslog server address.
By default, the system sends the event to the remote syslog server address you
specified in the Options screen for alerts.
For the Devices or Devices Lists
setting, in the Available box, select one or more devices
from the devices or device list and click the Move button to move the selected
devices or device list to Assigned.
Enterprise Manager notifies you if a device meets the criteria for the alert you