Select MM Control → Alerts to manage the process of notifying remote users about specified events in the BladeCenter system.

Graphic illustrating the alerts configuration page.

Use the MM Control → Alerts page to perform the following tasks:

Select Remote Alert Recipients to view a list of all users who must be notified about system events. Click a user name to display a secondary page where you can specify which event notifications are sent, how they are sent (SNMP, email, or IBM Systems Director), where they are sent (email address), and whether the recipient currently is able to receive notifications. Click Generate Test Alert to make sure that the remote alert recipients will receive the alerts.

Graphic illustrating the remote alert recipients page.
  • IBM® Systems Director (previously known as Netfinity Director or IBM Director) is a systems-management product that comes with the BladeCenter unit. To configure the remote alert recipients for IBM Systems Director over a LAN, the remote alert recipient must be an IBM Systems Director-enabled server.
  • IBM Systems Director receives all of the alerts from the advanced management module, even if no alerts are selected on the web page under Monitored Alerts.
  • A recipient who uses the IBM Systems Director (comprehensive) notification method receives all alerts that are generated by the advanced management module, regardless of whether the type of alert is enabled.

Select Global Remote Alert Settings to specify how many times the system attempts to send an alert, how long of a delay is observed between retries, and whether to include the service information with the email alerts.

Graphic illustrating the global remote alerts page.

Select Monitored Alerts to specify which events (from lists of critical, warning, and system alerts) are monitored, and other alert parameters. The specific alerts that you select apply to all configured alert recipients. If the alert is recoverable, an informational alert is sent in the same category to indicate that a recovery has occurred.

Note: The old (legacy) alert categories have been replaced with redefined enhanced alert categories. If the Use enhanced alert categories check box on the Monitored Alerts page is not selected, the advanced management module handles traps and alerts in the same way as before, but the settings can no longer be modified. If this check box is selected, the currently set old categories migrate into the new categories. Alert monitoring should transition to use of enhanced alert categories. Once this check box is selected and the alert categories are migrated, the Use enhanced alert categories check box is no longer displayed and it is impossible to return to the old (legacy) categories.

The following illustration shows a Monitored Alerts page for an advanced management module.

Graphic illustrating the monitored alerts page for an advanced management module.

The following table shows how the legacy and enhanced alert categories map to each other.

Table 1. Legacy and enhanced alert categories
Legacy alert categories Enhanced alert categories
Temperature Blade servers, I/O modules, and chassis/systems management, as applicable
Voltage Blade servers, I/O modules, and chassis/systems management, as applicable
Hard disk drive Blade servers
VRM failure Blade servers
Multiple chassis cooling device failure (blower) Cooling devices
Single chassis cooling device failure (blower) Cooling devices
Power failure Power modules
Power on Power on/off
Power off Power on/off
Multiple I/O module failures I/O modules
Invalid configuration I/O modules
KVM/media tray switching failure Chassis/systems management
Blade throttle Chassis/systems management
Power management Chassis/systems management
Event log 100% full Event log
Event log 75% full Event log
PFA Moved to applicable warning
Redundant module failure Moved to applicable warning
Inventory Inventory change
Remote login User activity
Network change Network change

In the Passive Air Filter Reminder section, you can manage air filter reminders for BladeCenter S and BladeCenter T units. Filter reminders for the BladeCenter HT unit are handled automatically. See Passive air filter reminder for additional information about air-filter reminders for BladeCenter T and BladeCenter HT units.

To request a periodic notification that it is time to change a BladeCenter S unit air filter, select the Remind me to change this filter in checkbox; then, select a reminder interval. The following illustration shows the Passive Air Filter Reminder section for BladeCenter S units.

Graphic illustrating the passive air filter reminder page.

For BladeCenter T units, the air filter reminder interval is set to six months and cannot be changed. You can perform one of the following filter-management options: