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Dell OpenManage Essential (OME) - Configuring Alert To Email

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Dell OpenManage Essentials provides a powerful management solution including monitoring and alerting which can be built upon to automate a variety of common tasks.The Alert Email Action feature helps customers know the device status as soon as the device goes into critical state without having to log on to the OpenManage Essentials console or iDRAC. This is a simple "how to " overview .

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Dell OpenManage Essential (OME) - Configuring Alert To Email

  1. 1. Dell OME (OpenManage Essentials) Configuring Alerts To Email Mark Maclean – May – Version 1.1 – Essential Guide
  2. 2. Summary & Terms Summary The aim of this deck is to provide a simple overview using screen shots of how to create & run OME task to turn alerts to email. The steps also high light how to customise the email & filter the alerts. This gives customers central control & management of event filtering rather than having to set filter at each idrac & also the filter of “dumber” snmp devices. Terms OME – OpenManage Essential windows based Dell management solution/console Mark Maclean - #Iwork4dell
  3. 3. Prerequisites OME installed The managed devices configured to send alerts (usually SNMP ) to the OME console A SMTP Gateway address is configured in OME
  4. 4. Prerequisites How To Set SMTP gateway in OME Select “Preference" tab
  5. 5. Prerequisites Example How To Set iDRAC SNMP Properties Set SNMP “community String” & trap Destination Enable SNMP alerts & enable all SNMP Traps
  6. 6. Set Up Email Template For Use With Alert To Email Task
  7. 7. How To Build a New Alert Email Action Select “Manage" tab Click “New Alert Email Action”
  8. 8. How To Build a New Alert Email Action Default Email Template Add the “To” & “From” Email Addresses Tip : Both the “subject” & “message” can be edited to included phone numbers next steps etc . All parameters eg “$x” can be added / moved in text Tip : test action will Send a “test” email To check correct smtp & email address details
  9. 9. How To Build a New Alert Email Action Give the Action a name
  10. 10. How To Build a New Alert Email Action Select Severity Filter as Required
  11. 11. How To Build a New Alert Email Action For basic all select “alert categories”
  12. 12. How To Build a New Alert Email Action For Basic all Filter Select “select the devices” “all devices”
  13. 13. How To Build a New Alert Email Action Next
  14. 14. How To Build a New Alert Email Action Finish
  15. 15. Conformation New Alert Email Action Is Live Blue Icon Shows action Is enabled Select alerts action
  16. 16. Next Steps White Paper covering this topic deeper http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20437131 Video part of a library of “how to” Dell OpenManage videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FREUQS9NAL4&index=4&list=PL6CDA5799357CD1C4 OME User Guide http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/dell-openmanage-essentials-v2.1_user's%20guide_en- us.pdf OME Page on Dell Tech Center Dell tech center OpenManage Essentials “OME” – Whitepapers/videos etc Dell System Management technical forum Dell tech center – a customer forum to post questions on for all thing OpenManage

Dell OpenManage Essentials provides a powerful management solution including monitoring and alerting which can be built upon to automate a variety of common tasks.The Alert Email Action feature helps customers know the device status as soon as the device goes into critical state without having to log on to the OpenManage Essentials console or iDRAC. This is a simple "how to " overview .

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