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how to set email notification for device hard disk and memory base on utilization %

Monitoring a virtual infrastructure perspective

What’sUp Gold (WUG) can configure and provide “proactive notification” such as email to let you know like server hard disk is reaching 80% of the utilization, or server memory is reaching 80% of the utilization. Due to the server is no in the “Down state”, so “proactive alerting” become very helpful feature to automated this part of routine task from the IT operations.

Before we following below steps, make sure: you had email credential of the email server (for send out email notification), and the device you want to monitoring for hard disk and memory utilization is pre configure correctly for being monitoring under either SNMP or WMI manner first.


For advanced and expert user, read here

The feature that you need to use is “Alert Center”. You must had create your custom “threshold policy” and “apply” it into your “device”. For email notification to work, make sure “email notification” is setup and running properly first.

How to set up a performance disk threshold monitor

First navigate to the WhatsUp Gold web interface, select Settings, Actions & Alerts, Alert Center Libraries.

THRESHOLD LIBRARY
Scroll to the top and expand Thresholds Library, here we will see default Thresholds already configured within WhatsUp Gold. You have the option to create, edit, or copy these default thresholds and use them as needed.

Inside the configuration, we can set the Threshold percentage, the Devices we want this Threshold to apply to, the Notification Policy we want to be used when this threshold is met, and the interval in which this Threshold check occurs.

Above is for case for CPU utilization.

Click the “+” icon to create a new Threshold, select from many options listed.

 

If a client has devices that use 85-90% of their CPU Utilization regularly and the client is getting too many alerts, you can reconfigure the threshold. One solution would be to raise the CPU Utilization Threshold to 95%, or even raise the time threshold.
Navigate to the Threshold Library, select Performance CPU Utilization Exceeds 90%, click the Edit Icon (“pen symbol”)
Here we can raise the threshold percentage to 95% along with the time constraint to 1 hour. This will reduce the amount of times this device leaves threshold and sends out an alert.

The same concept apply to all the item you can modify in AlertCenter.

Configuring a disk utilization threshold

To configure a disk threshold:

  1. From the WhatsUp Gold web interface, go to Alert Center > Threshold Library. The Alert Center Threshold Library dialog appears.
  2. Click New. The Select Threshold Type dialog appears.
  3. Select Performance Disk, then click OK. The New/Edit Disk Utilization Threshold dialog appears.

4. Specify or select the appropriate information in the dialog boxes:

  • Name. Specify a name for the threshold. This name helps you identify the threshold in the Threshold library and displays as the report title on the Alert Center Home page.
  • Threshold. Select and enter the desired threshold criteria variables and values. The default threshold triggers an alert when disk utilization exceeds 95% for more than 1 day. In addition to disk utilization, this threshold can also be configured to alert when free space exceeds or falls below a specific value.
  • Devices to Monitor. Click Select to choose the devices to which the threshold applies. By default, the threshold applies to all devices where the applicable monitor is enabled.
  • Notification. Select the notification policy to apply to this threshold. This policy begins sending notifications when an item is outside the configured threshold limits. If you do not see an appropriate threshold policy, or if the list is empty, click browse (…) to open the Notification Policy dialog and configure a new policy.

Note: Notification policies are optional for most thresholds. If you do not select a notification policy, no notifications are generated for the threshold, but a dashboard report listing the out of threshold items still appears on the Alert Center Home page.

  • Threshold check. Enter a value for the threshold check interval, or the interval at which the Alert Center checks the WhatsUp Gold database for items that are outside the threshold parameters.
  • Select Automatically resolve items no longer out of threshold to automatically resolve items when they go back inside the parameters of the threshold.

Note: Configure the threshold check interval for a longer time than the sampling interval for thresholds relating to trends, such as percent utilization. Configure it for a time the same as (or similar to) the sampling interval when configuring a threshold for a health check.

Avoid setting the threshold check interval to a very short time, as this can degrade system performance. In general, setting the threshold check interval to less than five minutes is not adviced.

  1. Click OK to save the threshold.

 

Configuring a memory utilization threshold

To configure a memory utilization threshold:

  1. From the WhatsUp Gold web interface, go to Alert Center > Threshold Library. The Alert Center Threshold Library dialog appears.
  2. Click New. The Select Threshold Type dialog appears.
  3. Select Performance Memory, then click OK. The New/Edit Memory Utilization Threshold dialog appears.

  4. Specify or select the appropriate information in the dialog box:
    • Name. Specify a name for the threshold. This name helps you identify the threshold in the Threshold library and displays as the report title on the Alert Center Home page.
    • Threshold. Select and enter the desired threshold criteria variables and values. The default threshold is configured to alert when disk utilization exceeds 95% for more than 1 hour.
    • Devices to Monitor. Click Select to choose the devices to which the threshold applies. By default, the threshold monitors all devices on which the applicable monitor is enabled.
    • Notification. Select the notification policy to apply to this threshold. This policy begins sending notifications when an item is outside the configured threshold limits. If you do not see an appropriate threshold policy, or if the list is empty, click browse (…) to open the Notification Policy dialog and configure a new policy.

    Note: Notification policies are optional for most thresholds. If you do not select a notification policy, no notifications are generated for the threshold, but a dashboard report listing the out of threshold items still appears on the Alert Center Home page.

    • Threshold check. Enter a value for the threshold check interval, or the interval at which the Alert Center checks the WhatsUp Gold database to see if there are items that are outside the threshold parameters.
      Select Automatically resolve items no longer out of threshold to have Alert Center automatically resolve items when they go back inside the parameters of the threshold.

    Note: Configure the threshold check interval for a longer time than the sampling interval for thresholds relating to trends, such as percent utilization. Configure it for a time the same as (or similar to) the sampling interval when configuring a threshold for a health check.

    Avoid setting the threshold check interval to a very short time, as this can degrade system performance. In general, setting the threshold check interval to less than five minutes is not adviced.

  1. Click OK to save the threshold settings.

 


For the beginner user, may follow screenshot below.

1.   From the WhatsUp Gold web interface, go to Setting>Default Email Setting. To set the email

2.Then Fill the detail. After finish click save

3. Then we need to set the action and the policy by click Setting>Action & Alerts>Actions and policies

4. Then click  + in Action Library section then click E-mail action .

5. In the Name section, write the problem and then for Configuration section need to fill base on your E-mail Configuration.

6. After finish fill up than scroll below to setting the Mail Content

7. Here you can write the mail content base on your situation. After done click OK 

8.  Than you need to add the new Action Policy 

9. Write the policy name than click Add

10. Then you select the Action Library that you create before and Execute Action than click OK.

11. Next is you need to assign the E-mail Action Policy to the devices. Right click on any device you want to assign policy than go Device Properties>Action then click Edit, then select the policy.

 

  

12. If you want to assign the policy in multiple devices click the any network, then click Edit Devices>Assign Action Policy.