Using the Notification Manager

Note: This action is not supported when using:

The Notification Manager is a tool that you can use to notify other systems running the ServeRAID Manager of all events that occur on this (that is, the local) system. The user of the system types system names in the notification list. Each system in the list is notified of all events that occur on the local system.

You can use the Notification Manager to:

The Notification Manager is enabled by default. To disable the Notification Manager, click Actions Disable notifications. If you disable the Notification Manager, the events are generated, but not dispatched to managed systems.

An example

You install SystemA in a lab with a ServeRAID Manager subsystem. You run the ServeRAID Manager on SystemA to monitor for events and problems, but you want to monitor from your workstation and not from SystemA. You open the SystemA Notification Manager from the ServeRAID Manager and define your workstation in the notification list. When running the ServeRAID Manager from your workstation, you are notified of all problems and events that occur on SystemA.

Note: You can use the Email Notification Manager to notify users of events by email. This allows you to notify users who have not installed or are not currently running ServeRAID Manager.

The Notification Manager and its events

Events generated by the Notification Manager include the following:

When an event is generated on a system, the Notification Manager connects with each system in the notification list and relays the event to these systems' ServeRAID Manager. If the Notification Manager successfully connects and sends the event, the notification list updates its "Last event sent" column. If the Notification Manager does not successfully connect or send the event, the Notification Manager:

The Notification Manager interface

The Notification Manager consists of the following:

Provides quick-path icons for common tasks.
Notification list
Displays the managed systems configured to receive event notification.
Notification event viewer
Displays status information for the Notification Manager.

In addition to displaying the events in the event viewer, the Notification Manager appends each event to a logging file, RAIDNOT.LOG. If this file exceeds 200 KB, the ServeRAID Manager copies the file to RAIDNOT.OLD and creates a new RAIDNOT.LOG. If there is a RAIDNOT.OLD already, the ServeRAID Manager overwrites it.

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