You should assign a notification server for each remote agent that will generate notifications. Assign both a primary and a backup notification server.
Notification servers are not required. Remote agents can send their own notifications. However, there are considerable benefits to using notification servers. For more information, see Defining notification servers.
You should configure and test the notification servers before configuring the remote PATROL Agents served by the notification servers.
You must use the PATROL KM for Event Management to complete this task. This functionality is not available in PATROL Configuration Manager. However, after you configure one notification server, you can use the PATROL Configuration Manager to copy your configuration to other notification servers. The configuration settings are stored in the following variables:
Use the Primary Notification Server Settings dialog box to specify the properties of the primary notification server for the managed system. The properties are described in the following table:
Notification server properties
Notification Server Hostname
the hostname or IP address of the primary notification server for the selected managed system To avoid DNS resolution problems, use the IP address.
Notification Server Agent Port
the port number of the notification server that the selected managed system will use
Notification Server User Name
the user name that the selected managed system will use to connect to the notification server
Notification Server Password
the password that the selected managed system will use to connect to the notification server
verify the password that the selected managed system will use to connect to the notification server
Make Connection Persistent
indicates that the remote agent maintains a persistent connection with the notification server agent so that the remote agent does not need to create a new connection each time it sends an event to the notification server
Use the PATROL Configuration Manager to quickly configure all remote agents at one time.
See the PATROL Configuration Manager User Guide for more information about the PATROL Configuration Manager.