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:
If you want to have a specific recipient receive an email message when an alert is triggered, you must configure Enterprise Manager to deliver locally-generated email messages using the internet-standard for electronic mail transmission, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Before configuring SMTP email notification alerts, you must configure DNS resolution and create an SMTP server configuration.
You can configure Enterprise Manager to use Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (the industry-standard for managing devices on IP networks) to send SNMP traps to a remote SNMP server when prompted by an alert.
Enterprise Manager supports SNMP v1, SNMP v2c, and SNMP v3.
You must specify the destination SNMP manager to which the BIG-IP® system should send notifications. For SNMP v1 and v2c only, you specify a destination system by providing the community name to which the BIG-IP system belongs, the IP address of the SNMP manager, and the target port number of the SNMP manager.
You must specify the destination SNMP manager to which the BIG-IP® system should send notifications. For SNMP v3 only, you specify a destination system by providing the IP address and target port number of the SNMP manager, as well as authentication and security information for accessing the SNMP manager.
|Auth, No Privacy||Process SNMP messages using authentication but without encryption. When you use this value, you must also provide values for the Security Name, Authentication Protocol, and Authentication Password settings.|
|Auth and Privacy||Process SNMP messages using authentication and encryption. When you use this value, you must also provide values for the Security Name, Authentication Protocol, Authentication Password, Privacy Protocol, and Privacy Password settings.|