Forwarding events to mobile devices

You can configure Lenovo XClarity Administrator to push event notifications to mobile devices

Before you begin

The following requirements must be met to forward events to mobile devices:
  • Ensure that a valid DNS server is configured to allow Lenovo XClarity Administrator to connect to the Apple or Google push servers. This can be configured by clicking the Administration > Network Access > Edit Network Access and then clicking the Internet Settings tab (see Configuring network access).

  • Ensure that all required ports for event management are open on the network and firewalls. For information about port requirements, see Port availability.

About this task

When the Lenovo XClarity Mobile app is installed on a mobile device, you can enable each connected Lenovo XClarity Administrator instance to push event notifications to that mobile device. When push notifications are enabled for a specific instance, a subscription is created in Lenovo XClarity Administrator for that mobile device.

You can define the events that are pushed to the mobile device by assigning predefined or customized global event filters for each Lenovo XClarity Administrator instance. The predefined global event filters are enabled by default. Lenovo XClarity Administrator starts monitoring for incoming events based on the filter criteria. When a match is found, the event is forwarded to the mobile device.

For more information about Lenovo XClarity Mobile and supported mobile devices, see Using the Lenovo XClarity Mobile app.

Procedure

To set up push notifications to that mobile device, complete the following steps from the Lenovo XClarity Mobile app on your mobile device.

  1. Enable push notifications:
    • You can enable push notifications when you create a connection to a Lenovo XClarity Administrator instance. Push notifications are enabled by default.

    • You can enable push notifications on existing connections by enabling one or more event filters

  2. Assign global event filters to specify which events are to be forwarded to the mobile device:
    Note: You can add or remove global filters from the subscription only from the Lenovo XClarity Mobile app. You can create global filters only from the Lenovo XClarity Administrator web interface. For information about creating customized global event filters, see Creating event filters for mobile devices and WebSockets.
    1. Tap Settings > Push notifications. A list of Lenovo XClarity Administrator connections is displayed.

    2. Tap the Lenovo XClarity Administrator instance to display a list of push filters.

    3. Enable the event filters for the events that you want pushed to the mobile device for the Lenovo XClarity Administrator instance.

    4. Tap Touch to generate test push notification to verify that the event notifications are pushed correctly.

Results

You can manage subscriptions from the Event Forwarding page in the Lenovo XClarity Administrator web interface. Click Monitoring > Event Forwarding to display the Event Forwarding page.


Illustrates the Event Forwarding dialog that lists the event forwarding push services.