has anyone had experience or know if I can publicly publish the Alarm Console to anyone so that I have a generic url to which anyone in our org can view alarms ?
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You may use the following variables directly in the standalone.jsp URL for alarms:
So basically you could enter a URL like this:
http://<ump robot>/alarmconsole/jsp/standalone.jsp?user=<user ID>&password=<password>&host=myhost1&probe=celerra
Or any combination of those values above. Just keep stringing them along with '&' symbols.
Let us know whether it worked for you or not.
How would you do a filter to include alarms for multiple hosts? Thanks!
One way to achive this is using custom tags. For all group of hosts, set the value of any custom tag using nas by creating a profile which will act on on-arrival mode and then use the value of custom tag in the URL. This might be tedious but will work fine. In case all the hosts are reporting to the same hub and all the hosts in that hub needs to be included in the filter, then you can use the value of hub also.
Let us know whether this approach works for you.
Thanks, however these are appliances being monitored by net_connect/url_response/sql_response, so I'm limited to just filtering on the alarm data that those generate.
In the UMP I can create and save an Alarm Filter - is there any way to deploy the UMP Alarm-Console to a user and specify the filter? That would allow me to accomplish my goal.
In that case, the better approach would be the use of "probe filter" or "infrastructure filter". To test the same, modify the ACL, (or create a new one) of the user in infrastructure manager by navigating to Security -> Manage Access Control List -> go to the ACL -> "Set infrastructure filter". In that window, specify one or multiple rows for the filtering criteria.
Let us know if that worked for you.
ACL is something that I thought of, but then I can't create a standard view-only login to hand out for general use. Thank you, I can use this method when working with very specific use cases. However, is there any way to specify the saved alarm filter when calling the standalone alarm-console? That would be ideal. :-)
There seems to be some confusion here. Setting up a customized and filtered ACL for users and read only theme in UMP for the users are two different things. In my opinion, you can always create a customized ACL for the users and then later on set a read-only theme for that user in UMP.
Waiting for inputs from all.
We're doing a lot with the UMP. Previously we have been adding in groups to Infrastructure Manager to assign ACLs, which would limit views for that user in UMP (we have this connected to our LDAP). At that point we would have users just access the UMP directly to view dashboards and other data.
Now we're trying a different way of delivery using Sharepoint Web Parts and the Standalone pieces of the UMP. In order to set this up we created a single user that has view access to all the lists, alarm console, dashboards, etc... When we deliver a web part to an end user we just use this one view account, as it is an easy way to distribute it. Therefore I'd rather not apply an ACL filter to it, as it would affect everyone using that login.
I could create separate users/groups for each "application" and apply an ACL for that. I'm not opposed, it just means adding more users and needing to manage it moving forward.
My ideal situation would be to call up the alarm console using text like "http://lnisv72:8084/alarmconsole/jsp/standalone.jsp?user=nimsoftview&password=password&filter=myfilter". If that's not possible then so be it, I'm just trying to figure out if it can be done.
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