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About Administering Events

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»Getting Started
»Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters
»Using Tasks
»Using Default Tools
»Administering the Software
»Users and Authorizations
»Backing Up and Restoring the Database
»System Groups
»Managed Systems
»Audit Log
About Administering Events
»Creating a New Automatic Event Handling Task
»Managing Event Handling Tasks
»Configuring E-mail Settings
»Configuring Modem Settings
»Configuring Event Filters
»Configuring SNMP Traps
»Configuring Status Change Events
»Networking and Security
»Server Certificates
»Trusted Certificates
»Status Polling
»Data Collection
»WMI Mapper Proxy
»Manage System Types
»Version Control Repository
»Printable Version
»Using Help
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Administering events include the following:

Automatic Event Handling enables you to define an action that HP Systems Insight Manager performs when an event is received. Users who want to access this feature require full configuration rights.

Four options are available under Automatic Event Handling:

  • New Task. Used to create new Automatic Event Handling tasks.

  • Manage Tasks. Used to manage existing Automatic Event Handling tasks.

  • Configure e-mail settings. Used to send e-mail to alert users of problems. This feature is available to users with full configuration rights. Because mail systems differ in their requirements, check with your e-mail administrator to verify whether you need the following information:

    • SMTP Host name of the outgoing mail server, such as mail.company.com. This server receives the mail messages from HP Systems Insight Manager and begins routing it to the recipient.

    • The name of the management server e-mail address. This address is displayed in the From field of any e-mail sent from HP Systems Insight Manager. The user can be a system name. Enter the full domain address in the form, server@domain.com, just as if the sender of the e-mail was a person.

    Some e-mail systems require a valid From user before they accept the message. HP suggests that a valid e-mail account be used for this purpose.

  • Configure modem settings (Windows only). This feature is available to users with full configuration rights.

    Set up a modem to use for alphanumeric paging. Before you can send a page from the HP Systems Insight Manager server, set up the modem on the server. Be sure you know the COM port used by the modem to send the page in order to set up the modem in HP Systems Insight Manager.

Access the Automatic Event Handling page to edit or delete an existing rule by clicking Automatic Event Handling in the DO THIS NOW to finish the install section of the HP Systems Insight Manager introductory page.

Used to delete tasks from the database.

Events can be deleted from the event view page. Refer to Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters - Customizing Event Lists for more information.

Event filtering is a way to filter SNMP traps you receive from discovered systems. The default setting is to accept all registered SNMP Traps from all discovered systems. You can specify the severity of the traps you want to see and use the IP address ranges to create a subset of systems whose traps you can receive or ignore. For example, you can use event filtering to ignore informational traps. This feature is available to users with full configuration rights. Refer to Using Default Tools - MIBs for information on compiling MIBs.

Options for Filtering Events

Events are registered or unregistered. Registered events are SNMP traps that are recognized by HP Systems Insight Manager from systems that have been discovered. Unregistered events are traps from systems that were discovered but whose system information is not part of the HP Systems Insight Manager MIBs database. Only registered events have a severity level. Refer to Event Lists Page - Event Severity Types for information on event severity types.

You can specify IP ranges for accepting or discarding traps. Enter one system or range per line, or separate the ranges and systems with a semicolon (;).

You can also filter traps using SNMP Extensions.

This feature is available to users with full configuration rights and is used to view or edit trap details for a registered MIB.

SNMP Traps enable you to tailor trap messages to your specific network needs. Trap messages can be cryptic, poorly written, and incomprehensible. You can modify the MIB information in the database representation. You also have the option to modify a REV file of the MIB. HP recommends that you never modify an actual MIB

This page is used to configure the settings for sending status change events for systems when hardware status changes.

Related Procedures

» Events - Configuring E-mail Settings
» Events - Configuring Modem Settings
» Events - Creating a New Automatic Event Handling Task
» Events - Managing Event Handling Tasks
» Events - Configuring Event Filters
» Events - Configuring SNMP Traps
» Events - Configuring Status Change Events

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» Administering the Software - Events