Section - Event Notification Channels
Event Notification Channels

Several event notification channels can be configured. An event notification target is configured by choosing a channel and a corresponding parameter. Valid parameters are mail recipients for emails and URLs for http requests.

Messages are not queued. In case an alert channel can not be reached, the message will get lost.

Valid event notification channels are:

  • Mail
    Events will be sent to the specified mail recipient. For mail events it is recommended to define meaningful mail aliases to distribute the event messages to the responsible persons.
    The SMTP host has to be configured here: Section – SMTP Settings.
  • HTTP
    Events will be sent to the specified URL. This could be used to connect to external alerting systems such as SMS-gateways, pagers, or centralized log management and monitoring systems.
    The following placeholder can be used:
     

  • @@ALRT_ID@@ : Alert ID
    in example message : EVENT_SY-Y-TTY-LOGIN-OK
    @@ALRT_COMP@@ : Component, which triggered the alert
    in example message : SY
    @@ALRT_TIME@@ : Time when the alert was triggered.
    in example message : Mar 13 15:17:21.394786
    @@ALRT_TXT@@: Alert body (message).
    in example message : login[80890]: [event.notice] successful console login (ROOT)

    Example message : Mar 13 15:17:21.394786 airlock.example.com airlock-alert[81330]: m:EVENT_SY-Y-TTY-LOGIN-OK c:Y Successful console login (ROOT)

    http channel example: "http://mysmsgate.com/cgi-bin/sendsms.pl?msg=@@ALRT_TXT@@&phone=12345"

Component

This parameter specifies whether all events or just selected events concerning the "System" or "Web-Requests" are sent over the specified channel.

Thresholds

  • Error
    Contains important error messages from incidents which may have direct impact to the system operation and should be inspected immediately.
    e.g. Failed disk(s) detected.
  • Warning
    Contains messages of the levels warning and error. Those messages should be inspected.
    e.g. SSL certificate will soon expire.
  • Notice
    Contains messages of the levels notice, warning and error with important information about the status and operating mode of Airlock Gateway.
    e.g. New Configuration activated.
  • Info
    Contains messages of the levels info, notice, warning and error with useful information about the status and operating mode of Airlock Gateway.
    e.g. Back-end host changed state to BAD.

Choose an event level and the corresponding event destination. See the "Event Description" page to find all events related to a specific level.