Setting up administrator notifications

Article:HOWTO55089  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55089
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Setting up administrator notifications

You can configure notifications to alert you and other administrators when particular kinds of events occur. You can also add the conditions that trigger notifications to remind you to perform important tasks. For example, you can add a notification condition to inform you when a license has expired, or when a security risk has been detected.

When triggered, a notification can perform specific actions, such as the following:

  • Log the notification to the database.

  • Send an email to one or more individuals.

  • Run a batch file.

Note:

To send email notifications, you must configure an email server to communicate with the management server.

See Establishing communication between the management server and email servers

You choose the notification condition from a list of available notification types.

Once you choose the notification type, you then configure it as follows:

  • Specify filters.

    Not all notification types provide filters. When they do, you can use the filters to limit the conditions that trigger the notification. For example, you can restrict a notification to trigger only when computers in a specific group are affected.

  • Specify settings.

    All notification types provide settings, but the specific settings vary from type to type. For example, a risk notification may allow you to specify what type of scan triggers the notification.

  • Specify actions.

    All notification types provide actions you can specify.

To set up an administrator notification

  1. In the console, click Monitors.

  2. On the Monitors page, on the Notifications tab, click Notification Conditions.

  3. On the Notifications tab, click Add, and then click a notification type.

  4. In the Add Notification Condition dialog box, provide the following information:

    • In the Notification name text box, type a name to label the notification condition.

    • In the What filter settings would you like to use? area, if it is present, specify the filter settings for the notification condition.

    • In the What settings would you like for this notification? area, specify the conditions that trigger the notification.

    • In the What should happen when this notification is triggered? area, specify the actions that are taken when the notification is triggered.

  5. Click OK.

See Managing notifications.

See Viewing and acknowledging notifications.


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