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Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by northrundicandus » Dec 31, 2013 4:48 pm

Is there a better way to configure alerts for only a certain container to go to an email address that is not defined in the Mission Critical email notification policy? The only way I've been able to do it so far is to copy an existing alarm, change the assignment to be a specific object, and change the action from "send email to a default group" to "send email notification". This gets very tedious.

If one could create new notification policies, and assign them each to a specific container, it would be very helpful. But I see no way to accomplish this. Am I missing something?

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 31, 2013 5:04 pm

Hello Joe,

The workaround you've mentioned is currently the only way to accomplish that, but thanks for the feedback. BTW, do you need this because you have different monitoring groups responsible for different objects?

Thank you!

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by northrundicandus » Jan 02, 2014 3:12 pm

That's exactly why we need it: different monitoring groups for different objects.
Vitaliy S. wrote:Hello Joe,

The workaround you've mentioned is currently the only way to accomplish that, but thanks for the feedback. BTW, do you need this because you have different monitoring groups responsible for different objects?

Thank you!

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jan 02, 2014 10:24 pm

Ok, thanks for the confirmation.

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[MERGED] : Email notifications

Post by SimonEa » Jan 13, 2014 10:14 am

Hi there,

I wondered if there was anyway to configure the product to have notfications to sent to different people depending on the cluster/host?

EG we have engineers who are responsible for one cluster but not another and therefore do not need notifcations for all of the monitored clusters/hosts

At present I can only see a way to filter notifcations based on severity not by host/cluster.

Cheer

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by v.Eremin » Jan 13, 2014 10:33 am

Hi, Simon, in order to achieve what you're after is to copy existing alarm and change its assignment and notification action in accordance with your needs.

Thanks.

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by SimonEa » Jan 13, 2014 2:14 pm

Thank you! that helped me get what I needed for now..

But I still think the option should not be so granualar to be able to assign different engineers or email addresses for alerts :) none the less it works for now

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[MERGED] ; All alarms of one container to one address

Post by backupmon » Jul 15, 2014 7:48 am

within the alarming options you can set up containers, and as we understand you can set up a new alarm which is sent to a new user.
How can you send ALL alarms of one container to a specific address?
We cannot find the option.

Thanks for any hints.
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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by v.Eremin » Jul 15, 2014 8:51 am

Your post has been merged into existing discussion. Please, check the workaround proposed above and see whether it answers your requirements. Thanks.

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 15, 2014 9:11 am

Can you please tell me what containers do you use to group VMs? Do you use Business View to categorize available resources?

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by backupmon » Jul 15, 2014 9:47 am

Yes we use business views and added some servers to each view, and want to use specific email addresses for specific views.

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 15, 2014 10:35 am

Got it, let me discuss it with the dev team. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by Morgenstern72 » Jul 15, 2014 11:17 am

backupmon wrote:Yes we use business views and added some servers to each view, and want to use specific email addresses for specific views.
That's exactly what I would need, too.
We want to send all alarms for all VMs of a specific Business View to a different email address. There seems to be no way to do that.

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 15, 2014 12:03 pm

Joachim, do you use dynamic expressions or static rules to create BV groups?

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Re: Customizing Alert Notification Policies per Container

Post by Morgenstern72 » Jul 15, 2014 1:22 pm

Vitaliy S. wrote:Joachim, do you use dynamic expressions or static rules to create BV groups?
I use a rule for VMs by "Infrastructure Location". I would love to use a rule for folders in the Inventory Tree of vCenter that contain a specific word, but this seems not to be possible. When I select Object Properties, I can select a "Virtual Machine Folder", but this is the folder on disk, not the Inventory Tree (Infrastructure Location).

Why would I like to do that?
We have made an Inventory Tree in vSphere that looks like this

Infrastructure
->backup
->nobackup
Departments
->backup
-->Department 1
-->Department 2
->nobackup
-->Department 1
-->Department 2

This works very well in veeam, so all VMs included in a backup folder get backed up. New Departments do not need to be manually included in veeam, they only need to reside in a backup folder. But this does not work with the rules of veeam one, since I cannot filter for this folder names (eg "Department 1" would include the backup and nobackup location). So I have to use the "Infrastructure Location" rule twice for evrery department: for backup and nobackup. And still I cannot use it to send all alarms to a group of users of this department.

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