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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Database monitoring » SQL Anywhere Monitor » Tutorial: Monitoring resources with the Monitor


Lesson 4: Setting up the Monitor to send emails when alerts occur

When an alert occurs, it is always listed in the Alert List widget on the dashboard for the particular resource. See Lesson 3: Testing an alert.

In this lesson, you set up the Monitor to send you an email whenever an alert occurs.

 Set up email notification
  1. Log in to the Monitor as an administrator. See Lesson 1: Logging in to the Monitor as the default administrator.

  2. Add a user that can receive emails.

    1. Click Tools » Administration.

      If prompted, type admin as the password.

    2. Click Users, and then click New.

    3. In the User Name field, type a user name.

    4. In the Password and the Confirm Password fields, type a password.

    5. In the Email field, type a valid email address.

    6. For the User Type, click Operator.

      An operator can receive alerts via email and can resolve and delete alerts. This user can access most of the Monitor widgets but it cannot not access the Administration window.

    7. Click Next.

    8. When prompted to choose the resources you are interested in, click Check All.

    9. Click Save.

      The new user is created and you are returned to the Administration window.

    10. Click Close.

  3. Configure email alert notification.


    You must be logged in to the Monitor as an administrator to perform the following tasks. Only administrators can configure the Monitor to send emails. See Monitor users.

    1. In Administration window, click Configuration and then click Edit.

    2. On the Alert Notifications tab, click Send Alert Notifications By Email.

    3. Configure other settings as required. See Enabling the Monitor to send alert emails.

    4. Test that you have properly configured email notification.

      Click Send Test Email.

    5. When prompted, enter an email address to send the test email to and click OK.

      A test email is sent to the email address specified.

    6. Click Save.

    7. Click Close.

  4. Proceed to Lesson 5: Adding a new dashboard and widgets.

When an alert occurs, an email is sent to the specified user with information about the alert.