Managing an Event Policy

Event policies enable an administrator to create specific notification mechanisms using one, some or all of the SNMP, syslog, forwarding or e-mail notification options available. Each listed event can have customized notification settings defined and saved as part of an event policy. Thus, policies can be configured and administrated in respect to specific sets of client association, authentication/encryption and performance events. Once policies are defined, they can be mapped to device profiles strategically as the likelihood of an event applies to particular devices. By default, there's no enabled event policy and one needs to be created and implemented.

Existing policies can have their event notification configurations modified as device profile requirements warrant.

To define an event policy configuration:

  1. Go to Configuration → Devices → Event Policy.
    The Event System Policy screen displays.
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    Configuration - Device Configuration - Event Policy Screen
  2. Ensure the Activate Event Policy button is selected to enable the screen for configuration. This option needs to remain selected to apply the event policy configuration to the access point profile.
  3. Use the Select Event Module drop-down menu on the top right-hand side of the screen to select an event module used to track the occurrence of each list event.
  4. Review each event and select (or deselect) the SNMP, Syslog, Forward to Switch or Email Notification option as required for the event. Map an existing policy to a device profile as needed. Select Profile from the Map drop-down menu in the lower-left hand side of the screen. Expand the list of device profiles available, and apply the event policy as required.
  5. Select OK to save the changes. Select Reset to revert to the last saved configuration. Delete obsolete rows as needed.