Setting Up and Managing Host Groups > Adding/Configuring a Domain
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Adding/Configuring a Domain
A Domain identifies the top level of your host group hierarchy. At the Domain level, you:
Configure Alerting for a Domain
Configure Community Participation for a Domain (see Adding/Editing a Cloud Policy to Share Performance Statistics)
If you are a Managed Services Provider, you will create a domain for each of your customers. Each domain must be associated with a host group that serves as the root of the customer’s host group hierarchy. In this way, you can manage each customer environment separately.
For additional information about Domains, see Root Folder and Domains.
To create a new domain
1. Choose Admin > Hosts and Domains > Domains.
2. Click Add to display the Domain Administration window where you will configure both the Domain’s home host group and Alerting—SNMP trap details.
3. In the Domain Administration window:
Enter a domain name.
Expand the host group list, then click on a host group that will be the home host group for this domain—that is, the host group that should be the root of the domain’s hierarchy.
Click OK to create the domain.
Note: A host group can serve as the root for only one domain. For example, you could have a host group defined for Acme Corp and then create an Acme Domain that uses the host group as the root of its host group hierarchy. Once a domain is associated with a host group, this host group cannot become the root of any other domain.
Configure Alerting for a Domain
The over-arching rules for alerting are defined at the Domain level.
To configure Alerting at the Domain level
1. Select Admin > Hosts and Domains > Domains.
2. On the Domain Administration window, click the Alerting tab.
3. Enter the Port, Community, and Management servers to be used as the default values when an SNMP Alert is configured for a saved report.
4. Configure the check boxes for the delivery methods that you want to be associated with this domain. By default, only email is enabled for all domains. Email is not an optional setting shown in the Domain Administration list.
The following methods must be granted permission at the domain level:
Native Log
5. Click OK to save the configuration.
Configure Community Participation for a Domain
To configure Community Participation at the Domain level
Before you can share array performance statistics with similarly configured arrays in the broader community to gauge your environment’s performance, you must enable Community participation.
Performance profiles are securely transmitted (over https) as anonymous and aggregated with other customers’ profile data in Profile Central—the community pool hosted at APTARE, Inc., which is then imported into a customer’s profile for reporting purposes. This import/export task occurs in a single, daily scheduled Portal process. Using the aggregated community profiles, companies can better gauge if the metrics collected in their environments are within a normal performance range. Profile data cannot be associated with any contributor. No company or environment-specific details, such as storage array or hosts, are transmitted. No personally identifiable information is collected, used, or disclosed.
The Administrator can enable participation in two different ways—either will enable participation for the arrays in the specified Domain:
Configure Community Participation for a Domain: This enables participation in the Cloud community for array statistics sharing for the Domain associated with your User ID and Home Host Group.
Configure Community Performance Profiling: This enables a multi-domain organization (such as a Managed Services Provider) to configure participation on a Domain-by-Domain basis, selecting only the Domains that are authorized to participate.
IMPORTANT: To enable participation in Community Performance Profiling Cloud Policies, an authorized representative of your company must opt-in. See Adding/Editing a Cloud Policy to Share Performance Statistics.
1. Select Admin > Hosts and Domains > Domains.
2. Select a domain name.
3. Click Edit.
4. Click the Community tab in the Domain Administration window.
5. Click Participate in APTARE community program, then click OK.