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Notification of thresholds and faults

Created: 14 Mar 2013 • Updated: 19 Mar 2013 | 3 comments
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How can I get notifications if a volume is above 80% full or a non-critical resource is offline?  I would like to set a bunch of notifications up like that.  What tool can I use? 

Thanks!

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arangari's picture

for 'non-critical resource is offline' VCS notifications would be good option. Configure NotifyMngr resource. However it might give various kind of notifications for other VCS objects too, so you need to see what is suitable for you.

For the first-one, there may need change in volume manager to compute the threshold free space etc. 

Thanks and Warm Regards,

Amit Rangari

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mikebounds's picture

Probably better to use VOM - this is a centralised management tool which must be installed on a Windows/Linux/Unix server such as Windows 2003/2008 or RedHat Enterprise Linux and then you access VOM via a web browser on your client.

See extracts from VOM admin guide in "Managing Alerts" section:

You can monitor the faulty status and possible risks to the managed resources
and also analyze each fault to understand its implications and causes. You can
also automate error handling by developing rules that trigger specific actions in
response to alert conditions.
 
you can analyze faults from the Overview view of the following storage
objects:
■ Business entities
■ Hosts
■ Disks
■ Disk groups
■ Volumes
■ File systems
■ Clusters
■ Service groups
■ Replications
 
If an alert condition occurs, you can specify that Veritas Operations Manager
initiate one of the following types of actions:
Send an email message. For some alert conditions, operators may want to send
emails notifying key personnel about the condition.
■ Send an SNMP trap notification. Some objects are not polled. When events
   take place, these objects send traps or unsolicited asynchronous SNMP
  messages to the Server. Some of the rules that Veritas Operations Manager
 uses to monitor objects in the environment rely on SNMP trap-based messages.
The default port for the trap is 162.
■ Execute a command script. For example, if an operator sees an alert that
   indicates that a switch is down or that it carries a high volume of traffic, the
  operator might execute a script that changes DMP paths so that key
 applications can bypass the problem switch.
■ Upload a custom script and execute it. This facility 
 
 
VOM is free and can be downloaded from the Veritas Operations Manager 4.0 link from http://go.symantec.com/vcsm_download.
 
(note even though link says VOM 4.0 the link directs you to download the latest 5.0 version)
 
Mike

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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scogeb's picture

Mike, VOM looks like something that should work.  Thanks!