Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Forwarding alerts

You may want to consolidate alerts from multiple management stations to one management station. For example, you have management stations in multiple locations and you want to view status and take action from one central location. For information about the behavior of forwarded alerts, see Forwarding Alerts Use Case .

To create alert forwards:

  1. Select Manage > Alerts > Common Tasks > New Alert Trap Forward Action.
  2. In Name and Description, provide Trap Forward name and description and then click Next.
  3. In Trap Forwarding Configuration, provide destination host name or IP address, provide community information, to send a test trap to the destination management station, click Test Action. To forward the trap in the same format to the configured destination, click Forward Trap in Original Format and click Next.
  4. In Severity Association, assign the alert severity to which you want to associate this trap forwarding alert and then click Next.
  5. In Categories and Sources Association, assign the alert categories source to which you want to associate this trap forwarding alert and then click Next.
  6. In Device Association, assign the device or device groups to which you want to associate this trap forwarding alert and then click Next.
  7. By default the Trap Forward Action is always active. To limit activity, in Date Time Association, enter a date range, time range, or days, and then click Next.
  8. In Summary, review inputs and click Finish. The severity status for any trap is set to normal and for a successful alert action, combination of severity, category, and device has to confer with the selections in the preceding steps.

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