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Administrator Guide 15

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

Routine maintenance activities are the most common activities for the storage device, including powering on or off the storage device, managing users, modifying basic parameters of the storage device, and managing hardware components. This document applies to the system administrators who are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance activities, monitoring the storage device, and rectifying common device faults.
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Enabling the Syslog Notification Function

Enabling the Syslog Notification Function

This operation enables the syslog server to receive self-defined alarms and events from devices with specified addresses.

Prerequisites

  • You have logged in to the DeviceManager as an administrator that has the permission. The following administrators have the permission:
    • Super administrator
    • Administrator
  • Before configuring a domain name for the server, ensure that the DNS server can communicate normally with the storage array or third-party server.

  • For sending alarms to the syslog server, a storage system only sends the alarms generated after the syslog notification function is configured and does not send alarms generated before the configuration.

Procedure

  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose Settings > Alarm Settings > Syslog Notification.
  3. Configure the severity, notification type of alarm and address for receiving syslog messages.
    1. Select Enable.
    2. In Port, select the transfer protocol port number.
    3. In Protocol, select the alarm transfer protocol.
    4. In Severity, select the severity of receiving syslog.
    5. In Notification Type, select the type of alarm or event.
    6. Optional: Select Enable to enable Send Device Name.

      NOTE:
      After Send Device Name is enabled, the system sends device names to the Syslog notification server. You can choose Settings > Basic Information > Device Information to view device names.

    7. Add or remove receiver server addresses.

      • Add receiver server addresses.
        1. Click Add.

          The Add Receiver Server Address dialog box is displayed.

        2. Add receiver server addresses.
        3. Click OK.
      • Remove receiver server addresses.
        1. Select receiver server addresses that you want to remove and click Remove.

  4. Optional: Click Test to test the connectivity between the storage system and syslog server.
  5. Click Save.

    The Success dialog box is displayed.

  6. Click OK.

Follow-up Procedure

After the alarm notification by Syslog is configured, alarms will be sent to a specified application server or maintenance terminal. The Syslog alarm format is shown as follows:
Info Receive Time | Facility | Severity | Info
2013/6/19 10:55:19 | Local7 | Error | alam:<186> 2015-06-19 10:47:10 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 240788 0xF00A000C Major(1) Hard disk (Controller Enclosure CTE0, slot 2, serial-number XXXXXX) is in single-link state.
2013/6/19 10:58:53 | Local7 | Error | alam:<188> 2015-06-19 10:57:50 2015-06-19 10:57:50 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 241093 0xF0C90001 Warning(2): The Licence feature (xxxy) is going to expire on 2015-08-14.
Output description:

Parameter

Meaning

Description

Info Receive Time

Indicates the time when the Syslog server receives the alarm information.

-

Facility

Indicates the information source.

-

Severity

Indicates the information severity level.

-

Info

Indicates the content.

The Info fields have a fixed pattern in content. The first field is the name of the process that sends the message. This field can be left blank when certain versions of Syslog protocols are used.

Information in <> represents the prefix of the Syslog protocol, which is stipulated by the Syslog protocol and indicates the severity level and source.

Info contains the array alarm information.
  • Time when an alarm occurs, for example, 2015-06-19 10:57:50.
  • IP address or device SN. It represents the IP address or SN of the storage device that generates an alarm.
  • Alarm SN. It represents the SN generated within the storage device. The value ranges from 1 to 4294967295, for example 240788.
  • Alarm ID. It represents a type of alarm in hexadecimal format, for example, 0xF00A000C.
  • Alarm severity. Alarm severity includes info, warning, major, and critical.
  • Alarm type. Alarm types include event (0), fault (1), and resume (2).
  • Alarm content. For example, the Licence feature (xxx) is going to expire on 2015-08-14.
    NOTE:
    If an alarm is a resume alarm, the time that an alarm is cleared will be displayed after the time when the alarm occurs, for example, 2015-06-19 10:57:50.
NOTE:
Info Receive Time, Facility, and Severity are defined by the Syslog server. Different tools may parse them in different perspectives and the results may be different.
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