Configuring external systems event notifications for IBM Control Center

IBM® Control Center uses external systems event notifications to monitor the status of Global Mailbox system components. You can edit the global.properties file to enable or disable external systems event notifications for IBM Control Center.

For external systems event notifications, an event is sent to IBM Control Center when a system failure occurs. When a Global Mailbox external systems failure is resolved, IBM Control Center receives an event notification that indicates a successful resolution to the event. The notification includes the data center that raised the event and which external system the event is for.

To configure Global Mailbox external systems event notifications for IBM Control Center:

  1. In the <shared_files_dir>/config/ directory, locate the global.properties file.
    Important: The <shared_files_dir> is the base directory that you specified during installation.
  2. Open the global.properties file in a text editor.
  3. Specify the value true for the com.ibm.mailbox.controlcenter.external.systems.enabled property to enable external systems event notifications for IBM Control Center.
    The default value is false:
    com.ibm.mailbox.controlcenter.external.systems.enabled=true
  4. Save the global.properties file.
You can enable tracing for the external systems events that are received by IBM Control Center. For more information about enabling tracing, see Enabling tracing for IBM Control Center events.