If you own an EMC (Dell) CX or VNX, you may have noticed that every 7 days the array will send you a heartbeat notification. This notification will alert you on the health of your array. Great feature, but if you have multiple arrays or you are receiving alerts after hours, you may want to change the event e-mail timing. Look no further, you can achieve this through NaviCLI.

How to Change CLARiiON/VNX Heartbeat Event:

  • Navisphere CLI will need to be installed to run the time change
    • Install NaviCli from support.emc.com
  • Open a regular cmd prompt
  • Change directory to Navispehere CLI folder
    • Cd C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\Navisphere CLI
  • Run naviseccli as privileged user for Storage Processor
    • Naviseccli –h <ip address> -user <username> -password <password> -scope 0 –addusersecurity
      • Heart beat generates from SP A, so use that as the IP address
  • Check heartbeat info
    • naviseccli -h <ip address> eventmonitor -heartbeat –info
  • Change heartbeat
    • naviseccli -h <ip address> eventmonitor -heartbeat –modify –hour <0-23> –min <0-59>
  • Hour/min switch will set the specific time in GMT for the following day.
    • Therefore, if you want to get e-mails Wednesday, run the change command Tuesday and use GMT offset.

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