Creating a NetStorage Alert

This includes instructions on creating an alert for use with NetStorage.

Before you begin

Note all applicable CP codes. In the context of NetStorage, CP codes are associated with a specific storage group. They serve as an upload directory (root) set for the storage group. To properly set up alerts for a target storage group, you need to know the CP code values associated with it. You can access them by viewing the target group in the NetStorage Groups UI, and review its configured "Upload Directories."


Perform these steps to create a new NetStorage-related alert:

  1. Ensure that you are logged into Control Center with a User ID and Password with Administrator-level access.
  2. Go to > COMMON SERVICES > Alerts.
  3. Click Create New Alert to launch the Create New Alert wizard.
  4. Set the View alert types for drop-down to "NetStorage" to reveal NetStorage-specific alerts.
    • Alerts Specific to NetStorage:
      • Directory containing too many files and subdirectories: This is a legacy alert.
      • High Disk Usage -- NetStorage: Alert is sent when a storage threshold you set is passed.
      • Storage replication delay -- NetStorage: An alert is sent when replication times exceed a threshold you define.
    • General Alerts: These are generic Alerts available to a host of products, including NetStorage. They apply to general operations in Control Center that may affect the product. (Specific details on their use can be found in the Alerts tool—via that UI's "?" help button.)
  5. Select the desired alert. A detailed explanation of it is revealed.
    Note: You can only select a single Alert Type per Alert. Repeat this process and set up additional alerts for each desired Alert Type, if necessary.
  6. Click Next to continue.
  7. Click to select all applicable CP codes to be included (or click the “Select <#>” link to select all CP codes). Use the Filter field to limit results in this table to the CP code value, or its associated name.
  8. Click Next to continue.
  9. Select the conditions that must be met in order to "fire" the Alert. The fields revealed here vary, based on the Alert you selected. Additional detail is in the wizard.
  10. Click Next to continue.
  11. Specify the applicable email recipients for the alert:
    • Long Email Notifications: These recipients will receive full, detailed alert emails. Input a single address and click Add. Repeat this to add an additional address.
    • Short Email-to-Text Notifications: An abbreviated version of the email will be sent to these addresses. Input a single address and click Add. Repeat this to add an additional address.
  12. Click Next to continue.
  13. Finally, define a Name for the Alert (this defaults to the name of the selected Alert Type), and click Submit.

What you should see

The view will revert to the My Alerts interface, and your newly created alert will be accessible in the Never Active content panel (because the alert has never fired).