Modifying Alarm Settings

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    You can modify alarm rules and response actions in accordance with your requirements.

    Required Privileges

    To perform this task, a user must have one of the following roles assigned: Company Owner, Company Administrator.

    Modifying Alarm Settings

    To modify alarm settings, perform the following steps.

    Step 1. Launch the Edit Alarm Wizard

    1. Log in to Veeam Service Provider Console.

    For details, see Accessing Veeam Service Provider Console.

    1. At the top right corner of the Veeam Service Provider Console window, click Configuration.
    2. In the configuration menu on the left, click Alarms Management.
    3. Select an alarm you want to modify.
    4. At the top of the list, click Edit.

    Alternatively, you can click a link in the Alarm Name column.

    Veeam Service Provider Console will launch the Edit Alarm wizard.

    Step 2. Specify Alarm Rules

    At the Rules step of the wizard, specify conditions according to which the alarm must be triggered. Options available for alarm rules vary for different alarms. Depending on the alarm type, you may need to modify alarm thresholds, alarm tolerance, alarm severity and so on.

    Customize Alarm Rules

    Tip:

    You can use the following characters for masks:

    • (*) — a substitution for one or more characters in the object name or path. Can be used for any sequence of characters (including no characters).
    • (?) — a substitution of one character in the object name or path.
    • (;) — a separator between multiple masks.

    Step 3. Specify Alarm Response Actions

    At the Actions step of the wizard, specify actions that must be performed when a new alarm is triggered, or when the status of an existing alarm changes.

    Veeam Service Provider Console supports two types of response actions:

    You can modify the default alarm response action, or add new actions.

    Sending Alarm Notifications by Email

    You can add an alarm action that will send an email notification when a new alarm is triggered, or when the alarm status changes:

    1. At the top right corner of the wizard, click Add.
    2. In the Action field, choose Send email notification.
    3. In the Value field, type an email address at which a notification must be sent.

    You can specify multiple email addresses separated with commas (,) or semicolons (;).

    Tip:

    To send a notification to multiple users, you can use the following variables:

    • %Company Owner% — to send a notification to company users with the Company Owner role;
    • %Company Admins% — to send a notification to company users with the Company Administrator role;
    • %Location Admins% — to send a notification to company users with the Location Administrator role;
    • %Subtenants% — to send a notification to company users with the Subtenant role.

    To receive a notification, the user must configure an email address in the user profile. For details, see Modifying Own User Profile.

    1. In the Condition field, choose an alarm state that must trigger the response action:

    Customize Alarm Response Actions

    Running Custom Script

    You can add an alarm action that will run a custom script when a new alarm is triggered, or when the alarm status changes. This can be a .BAT, .CMD, .EXE or .PS1 script.

    By running a script, you can automate routine tasks that are normally performed when specific alarms fire. For example, if a critical system is affected, you may need to immediately open a ticket with the in-house support or perform actions that will eliminate the problem.

    1. At the top right corner of the wizard, click Add.
    2. In the Action field, choose Execute script.
    3. In the Value field, type a path to the script file.

    The script must reside on the machine that runs Veeam Service Provider Console management agent:

    • If an alarm targets the Company object, the script file can reside on managed Veeam backup agents or Veeam backup servers. When the alarm is triggered or when the alarm status changes, the script will run on all managed Veeam backup agents and Veeam backup servers of the company, provided that the script file is present on these machines. Note that the path to the script on all managed machines must be the same.
    • If an alarm targets the Location object, the script file can reside on managed Veeam backup agents or Veeam backup servers. When the alarm is triggered for a specific location or when the alarm status changes, the script will run on all managed Veeam backup agents and Veeam backup servers that belong to the affected location, provided that the script file is present on these machines. Note that the path to the script on all managed machines must be the same.
    • If an alarm targets a specific backup infrastructure component (Veeam backup agent, backup proxy, backup repository, WAN accelerator and so on), the script file must reside on the Veeam backup server that manages this component.
    1. In the Condition field, choose an alarm state that must trigger the response action:
    • Any state — select this option if the script must run every time when the alarm status changes to Error, Warning or Info, or when a new alarm with one of these statuses is triggered.
    • Errors and warnings — select this option if the script must run every time when the alarm status changes to Error or Warning, or when a new alarm with one of these statuses is triggered.
    • Errors only — select this option if the script must run every time when the alarm status changes to Error, or when a new alarm with this status is triggered.

    Customize Alarm Response Actions

    Step 4. Save Alarm Settings

    At the Knowledge Base step of the wizard, click Finish to save alarm settings.

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