Cisco UCS Management Pack User Guide, Release 2.6 for Microsoft System Center 2012, 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Configuring Fault Acknowledgment
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Table of Contents

Configuring Fault Acknowledgment

Creating a Resolution State

Creating a Channel

Creating a Subscriber and Subscription

Configuring Fault Acknowledgment

You can use SCOM to acknowledge faults in a Cisco UCS domain. You can configure this from any management server in the same management group provided that the remote file copy feature is not blocked by a firewall or anti-virus program.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Creating a Resolution State

A resolution state can be assigned to and is visible on all faults. However, you can only acknowledge Cisco UCS faults.


Step 1 In the SCOM application, click the Go tab in the menu bar.

Step 2 Choose Administration from the drop-down menu.

Step 3 Click the Settings node.

Step 4 In the right panel, double-click Alerts .

Step 5 On the Alert Resolution States tab, click New .

Step 6 In the Add Alert Resolution dialog box, do the following:

a. In the Resolution State field, enter a name for the resolution state.

We recommend that you use a name that enables you to easily recognize the resolution state, such as Acknowledge.

b. From the Unique ID drop-down menu, choose an ID for the resolution state.

The resolution state ID can be any available value between 1 and 254. The ID of 0 is reserved for the New state, and the ID of 255 is reserved for the Closed state.

c. Click OK .


 

Creating a Channel


Step 1 In the SCOM application, click the Go tab in the menu bar.

Step 2 Choose Administration from the drop-down menu.

Step 3 Right-click the Channels node and choose New Channel > Command .

Step 4 On the Description page of the Command Notification Channel wizard, do the following:

a. In the Channel Name field, enter a name for the channel.

b. In the Description field, enter a description of the channel.

c. Click Next .

Step 5 On the Settings page of the Command Notification Channel wizard, do the following:

a. In the Full Path of the Command File field, enter the path to the command file.

For example, enter the following path: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

b. In the Command Line Parameters field, enter the command line parameters for the channel.

-Command "& '" C:\Windows\Temp\Cisco\Script\Bidirectional.ps1"'" -getDnValue '$Data/Context/DataItem/Custom6$' -getFaultID '$Data/Context/DataItem/Custom7$' -getWebProxyUrl '$Data/Context/DataItem/Custom10$' -getEntityFullName '$Data/Context/DataItem/ManagedEntityFullName$'


Note The Command line parameters must be configured correctly for the bi-directional communication to work.


c. In the Startup Folder for the Command Line field, enter the startup folder name.

C:\Windows\Temp\Cisco\Script


Note Verify the path and location of the script first.


Step 6 Click Finish .

Creating a Subscriber and Subscription


Step 1 In the SCOM application, click the Go tab in the menu bar.

Step 2 Choose Administration from the drop-down menu.

Step 3 Expand the Notifications node.

Step 4 Right-click Subscriptions and choose New Subscription .

Step 5 On the Description page of the Notification Subscription wizard, do the following:

a. In the Subscription Name field, enter a name for the subscription.

b. In the Description field, enter a description of the channel.

c. Click Next .

Step 6 On the Criteria page of the Notification Subscription wizard, do the following:

a. In the Conditions pane, check the With Specific Resolution State check box.

b. In the Criteria Description pane, click the Specific link.

c. In the Resolution State wizard, check the Acknowledge check box in the Resolution States to Search For pane, and click OK .

d. Click Next .

Step 7 On the Subscribers page of the Notification Subscription wizard, click New to create a new subscriber.

Step 8 On the Description page of the Notification Subscribers wizard, do the following:

a. In the Subscriber Name field, enter the SCOM 2012 Administrator Action account as the subscriber.

b. In the Description field, enter a description of the subscriber.

c. Click Next .

Step 9 On the Schedule page of the Notification Subscribers wizard, do the following:

a. Click one of the following radio buttons to choose the notification schedule you want to use:

Always Send Notifications —Sends notifications at all times on all days.

Notify Only During the Specified Times —Enables you to specify the days and times during which you want SCOM to send notifications.

b. Click Next .

Step 10 On the Addresses page of the Notification Subscribers wizard, click Add to add an address where you want to have notifications sent.

Step 11 On the General page of the Subscriber Address wizard, do the following:

a. In the Address Name field, enter a name that you can use to identify the notification address.

b. Click Next .

Step 12 On the Channel page of the Subscriber Address wizard, do the following:

a. From the Channel Type drop-down list, choose Command .

a. From the Command Channel drop-down list, choose Ack Channel .

b. Click Next .

Step 13 On the Schedule page of the Subscriber Address wizard, do the following:

a. Click the Always Send Notifications radio button.

b. Click Finish .

The subscriber address is created and displayed in the Subscriber Address pane of the Addresses page of the Notification Subscribers wizard.

Step 14 On the success notification page of the Notification Subscribers wizard, click Close .

The subscriber address is displayed in the Selected Subscribers pane of the Addresses page of the Notification Subscribers wizard.

Step 15 On the Subscribers page of the Notification Subscription wizard, click Next .

Step 16 On the Channels page of the Notification Subscription wizard, click Add to add the channel that you have just created.

Step 17 In the Channel Search dialog box, do the following:

a. Click the channel you just created in the Available Channels pane.

If that channel is not visible in the Available Channels pane, you can search for it in the Filter By field.

b. Click Add to add the channel to the Selected Channels pane.

c. Click OK .

Step 18 On the Channels page of the Notification Subscription wizard, do the following:

a. In the Alert Aging field, click the Send Notifications Without Delay radio button.

b. Click Next .

Step 19 On the Summary page of the Notification Subscription wizard, do the following:

a. Review the details of your subscription in the Confirm Notification Subscription Settings pane.

b. If all the details are correct, check the Enable This Notification Subscription check box.

If one or more of the details are incorrect, click Previous and correct the misconfiguration.

c. Click Finish .

Step 20 On the success notification page of the Notification Subscription wizard, click Close .