Create and manage DPA contacts and contact groups

Before you create DPA alerts or schedule reports, define the contacts and contact groups who can receive the alerts and reports. As your organization changes. you can edit or delete contacts or contact groups.

If you want to send DPA alerts as SNMP traps to your Network Management System (NMS), create an SNMP contact.

Create a contact

Contacts are people who can receive email notifications when an alert is triggered, or who can receive scheduled reports through email. When you define an alert or schedule a report, you can select the recipient from the list of available contacts.

  1. On the DPA menu, click Options.

  2. Under Administration > Users & Contacts, click Contact Management.
  3. In the Email Contacts section, click Create Contact.
  4. Enter the contact's name and email address. Optionally, add the contact to an existing group.

  5. Click Save.

Create a contact group

Contact groups are used to send emails to multiple people when an alert is triggered or when a scheduled report runs. DPA provides several default contact groups, but you can create other groups.

  1. On the DPA menu, click Options.
  2. Under Administration > Users & Contacts, click Contact Management.
  3. In the Groups section, click Create Group.
  4. Enter a group name and description. Optionally, add existing contacts to the group.

  5. Click Save.

Edit a contact or contact group

  1. On the DPA menu, click Options.

  2. Under Administration > Users & Contacts, click Contact Management.
  3. Click the name of the contact or contact group to open the Update Contact or Update Group dialog box.
  4. Make the necessary changes and click Save.

Delete a contact or contact group

  1. On the DPA menu, click Options.

  2. Under Administration > Users & Contacts, click Contact Management.
  3. In the right column of the contact or group table, click Delete.
  4. On the confirmation dialog, click Yes.