Configuring Alerts

To configure alerts, complete the following procedure:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to Global.

    The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.

  2. Under Analyze, click Alerts & Events.

    The Alerts & Events page is displayed in the List view.

  3. In the Alerts & Events page, click the Config icon.

    The Alert Severities & Notifications is displayed.

  4. Use the tabs to navigate between the alert categories.

    Select an alert and click + to enable the alert with default settings. To configure alert parameters, click on the alert tile and do the following:

    1. Severity—Set the severity. The available options are Critical, Major, Minor, and Warning. By default, the following alerts are enabled and the severity is Major:
      • Virtual Controller Disconnected
      • Rogue AP Detected
      • New User Account Added
      • Switch Detected
      • Switch Disconnected

      For a few alerts, you can configure threshold value for one or more alert severities. Enter a value in the exceeds text box to set a threshold value for the alerts. The alert is triggered when one of the threshold values exceed the duration.

    2. Duration—Enter the duration in minutes.
    3. Device Filter Options—(Optional) You can restrict the scope of an alert by setting one or more of the following parameters:
      • Group—Select a group to limit the alert to a specific group.
      • Label—Select a label to limit the alert to a specific label.
      • Device—Select a device to limit the alert to a specific device.
      • Site—Select a site to limit the alert to a specific site.
    4. Other Filter Options—(Optional) In addition to the device filter options few alerts also has further filtering options in order to restrict the alert scope by setting one or more of the following parameters:
    5. Notification Options
      • Email—Select the Email check box and enter an email address to receive notifications when an alert is generated. You can enter multiple email addresses, each separated with a comma. The Default Recipient check box is selected by default. If you want to disable specific email addresses from the default list to avoid sending alert notification, click the number displayed in parenthesis and click against each email address. To add or delete default recipient, see Adding Default Recipients. Uncheck the Default Recipient check box in order to disable alert notifications to all the default email addresses.

        The number displayed in the parenthesis denotes the total number of email addresses that have been already configured as default recipients to receive notifications when an alert is generated.

      • Streaming—Select the Streaming check box to receive the streaming notifications when an alert is generated.
      • Webhook—Select the Webhook check box and select the webhook as required. You can also Create Webhook for alert notification. For more information, see Webhooks.
      • Syslog—Select the Syslog check box to receive the syslog notifications when an alert is generated.
    6. Click Save.
    7. Add Rule—(Optional) For a few alerts, the Add Rule option appears. For such alerts, you can add additional rule(s). The rule summaries appear at the top of the page.

      You can use the Search box, to search for alerts using keywords.

Aruba Central allows you to configure the following alerts: