Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Alert Source

Each Alert Category contains alert sources. Click an alert category to view alert sources. Expand a category to view the list of alert sources, and select an alert source.

Table 1. Alert Source. The following table describes the fields displayed in the alert source tab.
Field Description

Name

The name of the new alert source, for example, myFanAlert.

Type

The protocol information.

Catalog

Provides the catalog information.

Severity

Specifies the severity assigned to the alert that is triggered if the alert source generates the specified SNMP trap.

Format string

Provides the message string that appears in the Alert Logs if the alert source generates an alert of sufficient severity to trigger the alert. You can use formatting commands to specify parts of the message string. For SNMP, the valid formatting commands are:

$n = system name

$d = date

$t = time

$s = severity

$e = enterprise object identifier (OID)

$sp = specific trap OID

$g = generic trap OID

$1 - $# = varbind values

SNMP Enterprise OID

Provides the enterprise OID (SNMP OID prefix) of the management information base (MIB) file that defines the event source that you want to monitor.

SNMP Generic Trap OID

Provides the generic trap ID of the SNMP trap that you want to monitor from the desired event source. See the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator SNMP Reference Guide at  Dell.com/OpenManageManuals for more information on SNMP traps.

SNMP Specific Trap OID

Provides the specific trap ID of the SNMP trap that you want to monitor from the desired event source. See the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator SNMP Reference Guide at  Dell.com/OpenManageManuals for more information on SNMP traps.


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