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Creating a New Automatic Event Handling Task

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Perform the following procedure to create a new automatic event handling task to define a response to a specific event.

To define a new task:

  1. Select OptionsEventsAutomatic Event HandlingNew Task. The Automatic Event Handling - New Task page is displayed.

  2. There are six steps to complete to define a new task. Step ,1 Select name, is highlighted. Enter a name for the task in the Task name box.

  3. Click [Next].

  4. In the Select events section, select the event search criteria for defining the rule:

    • List criteria

    • Comparison option

    • Value for the criteria or comparison options selected

    To add additional search criteria, click [Add].

    Refer to Searching for Systems and Events - Searching for Events for more information on event searches.

  5. When you have entered the information, click [Next] to continue with the next step or [Prev] to return to the previous step.

  6. Select the system criteria for defining the task. Select the following from the dropdown menus:

    • List criteria

    • Comparison option

    • Value for the criteria or comparison options selected

  7. To add additional criteria, click [Add]. Refer to Searching for Systems and Events - Searching for Events.

  8. When you have entered the information, click [Next] to continue with the next step, [Prev] to return to the previous step, or [Cancel] to cancel all changes.

  9. Select actions for this task. Select from the following:

    • Send page (Windows only)

      Add users to be paged from the dropdown list of users by clicking >>. Click << to remove users from the list of users to be paged. The pager number for an HP Systems Insight Manager user is set on the Users and Authorizations page. Refer to Users - Creating New Users for more information. If a user name in the Users list is inactive, the pager information for the user has not been configured. You can add the user to the list of users to be paged, but pager messages are not sent to this user until the pager information is provided on the Users and Authorizations page.

    • Send e-mail

      In the To field, enter the list of e-mail addresses that should receive the notification.

      In the CC field, enter any e-mail address that should receive a copy of the e-mail.

      In the Subject field, enter a note describing the subject of the e-mail.

      In the Message Format field, select the format:

      • Standard. A default message format that sends a text e-mail message to the recipients.

      • Pager/SMS. An e-mail message formatted with the same information and format as a pager message is sent to the recipients.

      • HTML. An e-mail message that looks like the HTML Event Details page will be sent to the recipients.

    • Run custom tool

      Select a custom command from the dropdown list. Custom Command tools are created under ToolsCustom Commands option. Refer to Custom Command Tools - Creating a Custom Command Task for more information.

    • Assign

      Type in the name of the person to assign the task to. The event is assigned to this user when received.

    • Forward as SNMP trap

      Enter a system name or IP address in the Name or IP text field, and click >> to add it to the Trap recipients box.

      Click [Delete] if you want to delete a recipient after first highlighting the name in the Trap Recipient box. Use the up and down arrows to scroll to the recipient to delete.

    • Write to system log

    • Clear event

  10. After you have made your selections, click [Next] to continue with the next step or [Prev] to return to the previous step.

  11. Select Use time filter if you want to use time filters and select an option from the dropdown list.

    Click [Manage Filters] if you want to set user defined filters. Refer to Using Tasks - Applying a Time Filter for more information.

    Click View Filter, and the Time Filter Popup window is displayed, showing the times selected.

  12. When you have entered the information, click [Next] to continue with the next step or [Prev] to return to the previous step

  13. After clicking [Next], the Review summary page is displayed. If a paging or e-mail option was selected, the modem and e-mail settings are displayed, along with buttons to change the settings. Click [Edit Modem Settings] to edit the modem settings, or click [Edit SMTP Settings] to edit the SMTP settings. Refer to Events - Configuring Modem Settings or Events - Configuring SNMP Traps for more information.

  14. Click [Finish] to create the new task or click [Prev] to go back to the previous step.

Related Procedures

» Events - Managing Event Handling Tasks
» Events - Configuring E-mail Settings
» Events - Configuring Event Filters
» Events - Configuring Modem Settings
» Events - Configuring Status Change Events

Related Topics

» Administering the Software - Events
» Events - About Administering Events