Configure AWS Elemental Server Notifications - AWS Elemental Server

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Configure AWS Elemental Server Notifications

AWS Elemental Server provides status information through alerts and messages. You can configure notifications so you know when the node might need attention. The following table describes the differences between alerts and messages and how you can access each.

Alerts Messages
Access options
  • Web interface

  • REST API calls

  • SNMP poll

  • SNMP trap

  • Email notification

  • Web callback notification

  • Web interface

  • REST API calls

  • SNMP poll

Information conveyed

Alerts are feedback on a problem that must be fixed.

The Channel Error alert informs you that a channel has moved to an Error state.

This can be helpful when you are receiving automatic email notifications, letting you know to check for related messages on the web interface.

There are three types of messages:

  • AuditMessage: Informational messages that you do not need to react to. Often, these messages are feedback to actions you performed.

  • WarningMessage: Messages that advise you that there is a risk that a future activity will fail unless you take action to prevent it.

  • ErrorMessage: Messages that indicate that a planned activity has failed or an unexpected system error has occurred.

Active or inactive status Alerts are active until the underlying problem is resolved. When the cause of the alert is no longer present, the system clears the alert and it becomes inactive. Messages are neither active nor inactive. They are defined as recent when they are less than 24 hours old.
Visibility (web interface only)

You can toggle the visibility of active alerts on the web interface. Suppressing an alert this way is similar to marking an email as read.

Alerts are available through the other access options, regardless of their visibility in the web interface.

You can toggle the visibility of recent error messages on the web interface. This is similar to marking an email as read.

Visibility does not affect the return on SNMP and REST requests.

The following sections describe how to setup notifications. For information about viewing alerts and messages on the web interface or through the API, see the AWS Elemental Server API and User Guide.