Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller Configuration Guide, Release 1.1(1)
Configuring Platform Event Filters
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Configuring Platform Event Filters

Configuring Platform Event Filters

This chapter includes the following sections:

Platform Event Filters

A platform event filter (PEF) can trigger an action and generate an alert when a critical hardware-related event occurs. For each PEF, you can choose the action to be taken (or take no action) when a platform event occurs. You can also choose to generate and send an alert when a platform event occurs. Alerts are sent as an SNMP trap, so you must configure an SNMP trap destination before the alerts can be sent.

You can globally enable or disable the generation of platform event alerts. When disabled, alerts are not sent even if PEFs are configured to send them.

Enabling Platform Event Alerts

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to enable platform event alerts.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
Step 2   On the Admin tab, click Event Management.
Step 3   In the Event Management pane, click the Platform Event Filters tab.
Step 4   In the Platform Event Alerts area, check the Enable Platform Event Alerts check box.
Step 5   Click Save Changes.

Disabling Platform Event Alerts

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to disable platform event alerts.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
Step 2   On the Admin tab, click Event Management.
Step 3   In the Event Management pane, click the Platform Event Filters tab.
Step 4   In the Platform Event Alerts area, uncheck the Enable Platform Event Alerts check box.
Step 5   Click Save Changes.

Configuring Platform Event Filters

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to configure platform event filters.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
Step 2   On the Admin tab, click Event Management.
Step 3   In the Event Management pane, click the Platform Event Filters tab.
Step 4   In the Platform Event Filters area, complete the following fields for each event:
Name Description

ID column

The unique filter ID.

Event column

The name of the event filter.

Action column

For each filter, select the desired action from the scrolling list box. This can be:


  • None—An alert is sent but no other action is taken

  • Reboot—An alert is sent and the server is rebooted

  • Power Cycle—An alert is sent and the server is power cycled

  • Power Off—An alert is sent and the server is powered off

Send Alert column

For each filter that you want to send an alert, check the associated check box in this column.

Note   

In order to send an alert, the filter trap settings must be configured properly and the Enable Platform Event Alerts check box must also be checked.

Step 5   Click Save Changes.

What to Do Next

If you configure any PEFs to send an alert, complete the following tasks:


Configuring SNMP Trap Settings

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to configure the NIC.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
Step 2   On the Admin tab, click Event Management.
Step 3   In the Event Management pane, click the Trap Settings tab.
Step 4   In the SNMP Community area, enter the name of the SNMP community to which trap information should be sent.
Step 5   In the Trap Destinations area, complete the following fields:
Name Description

ID column

The trap destination ID. This value cannot be modified.

Enabled column

For each SNMP trap destination that you want to use, check the associated check box in this column.

Trap Destination IP Address column

The IP address to which SNMP trap information is sent.

Step 6   Click Save Changes.