Chapter 8. Alert Profiles

8.1. Creating Alert Profiles

Alert profiles enable you to create groups of standard alerts. An alert profile can have as many alerts assigned as you need, and can be assigned to clusters, datastores, hosts, and virtual machines.

  1. Navigate to ControlExplorer.
  2. Click on the Alert Profiles accordion, then click on the type of profile that you want to create.
  3. Click 1847 (Configuration), 1862 (Add a new Profile).
  4. In the Basic Information box, type in a unique Description for the alert profile.
  5. Select the desired alerts from the Available Datastore Alerts area. Use the Ctrl key to select multiple alerts.
  6. Click 1876 to add the Alerts.
  7. Type in any additional description in the Notes area.
  8. Click Add.

8.2. Editing an Alert Profile

You can edit an alert profile as your enterprise’s needs change.

  1. Navigate to ControlExplorer.
  2. Click on the Alert Profiles accordion, then click the alert profile you want to edit.
  3. Click 1847 (Configuration), 1851 (Edit this Alert Profile).
  4. Make the required changes.
  5. Click Save.

8.3. Deleting an Alert Profile

Remove alert profiles that you no longer need. This does not remove the alerts associated with the alert profile.

  1. Navigate to ControlExplorer.
  2. Click on the Alert Profiles accordion, then click the alert profile you want to remove.
  3. Click 1847 (Configuration), 1861 (Delete this Alert Profile).
  4. Click OK to confirm.

8.4. Assigning an Alert Profile

After an alert profile is created and verified, you can assign it directly to a resource.

  1. Navigate to ControlExplorer.
  2. Click on the Alert Profiles accordion, then click on the alert profile that you want to assign.
  3. Click 1847 (Configuration), 1851 (Edit Assignments for this Alert Profile).
  4. The options presented change based on if the alert is for a cluster, datastore, Red Hat CloudForms server, host, or virtual machine and instance. You can assign to the enterprise, to specific hosts, cluster, resource pools, and providers, or based on assign tags. For a Red Hat CloudForms server alert profile, you can only assign to Red Hat CloudForms servers in the current Region.
  5. Click Save.