Saturday, April 29, 2017

Avamar Event Notification

All Avamar system activity and operational status is reported as events to the MCS. Examples of Avamar events include client registration and activation, successful and failed backups, and hard disk status, power supply failure, Any kind of activity failed/successful.

When any kind of event occurred, following features will generates: -

Pop-up alerts: -

You can configure individual events to generate a graphical pop-up alert each time the event occurs.

Acknowledgement required list: -

You can specify that when a certain event type occurs, the Avamar system administrator must acknowledge the event.


Email Messages: -

You can specify that when a certain event type occurs, an email message is sent to a selected list of recipients. Email notifications can be sent immediately or in batches at scheduled times.

Syslog Support: -

You can specify that when an event type occurs, Avamar logs information to local or remote syslog files based on filtering rules configured for the syslog daemon that receives the events.

Third-party monitoring tools and utilities capable of examining log entries can access the syslog files and process them to integrate Avamar event information into larger site activity and status reports.

SNMP Support: -

The Avamar SNMP implementation provides two ways to access Avamar server events and activity completion status:

SNMP requests provide a mechanism for SNMP management applications to “pull” information from a remote SNMP-enabled client (in this case, the Avamar server).

SNMP traps provide a mechanism for the Avamar server to “push” information to SNMP management applications whenever designated Avamar events occur. You can
configure an event type to output SNMP traps.

Event Profiles: -

Profiles are a notification management feature that are used to logically group certain
event codes together and specify which notifications to generate when the events occur.

There are two basic types of event profiles:

System profile — There is only one system event profile. It contains all possible
system event codes.

Custom profiles — You can create as many custom profiles as you need to
organize system events and generate notifications when any of those events occur.

Profile Catalog: -

The Avamar system contains a set of preconfigured event profiles by default.

System Profile: -

There is only one system event profile. It contains all possible system event codes.

Evaluation Profile: -

If this profile enabled, this profile generates an email notification and attaches two weeks’ worth of
Activities - DPN Summary report information to the email message.

High Priority Events Profile:-

This special event profile automatically emails the following information to EMC Customer Support (emailhome@avamar.com) twice daily:

Status of the daily data integrity check

Selected Avamar server warnings and information messages

l Any Avamar server errors

The High Priority Events profile is enabled by default. The only change you can make to the High Priority Events profile is to add email addresses to the Recipient Email List. If you require custom High Priority Events profile settings, copy the profile and then edit the copy. We will see in next article.

Local SNMP Trap Profile: -

The profile enables you to verify that traps are successfully generated and received by the local snmptrapd process, which then writes the trap information to a syslog file. The Local SNMP Trap profile is read-only and is intended to be used for test purposes
only.

Local Syslog Profile: -

The Local Syslog profile reports status by way of the local syslogd process on the Avamar server.


Note: - for more information you should check EMC site and admin documents.

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