F5 Networks® provides you with dependable support for your devices through service contracts. By default, Enterprise Manager™ contacts F5 Networks and verifies the service contract when it discovers a device, and when you reboot or upgrade a device that has a different license registration key or is missing a service contract end date. You can view the service contract end date for all your managed devices from the Device Inventory list or from a device's Device Properties screen.
To further manage service contracts, you can configure Enterprise Manager to collect the service contract end date at specified intervals, as well as to pro-actively alert you of upcoming service contract expiration dates. These features allow you to plan for service contract renewal, and ensure that you have uninterrupted access to the F5 support team with no lapse in service.
|Select this option:||If you want the system to:|
|Create alert history entry||Log the alert event in the alert history list|
|Send SNMP trap to remote server||Log SNMP trap events to the remote SNMP manager IP address specified on the SNMP Traps Destination screen|
|Send email containing alert details||Send an alert email to the email recipient specified on the Alert Options screen or to the email address you typed in the associated field|
|Send "syslog" event to remote server||Log syslog events to the default remote server specified on the Alert Options screen or to the IP address you typed in the associated field|