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How-to: Setting up email and request alerts in Exact Lightweight Integration Server (ELIS)

Introduction

Exact Lightweight Integration Server (ELIS) hosts different solutions and products from the same place whereby ELIS manages different versions of the same solution for different versions of Exact Synergy Enterprise and Exact Globe Next. Due to this, it is a challenging task for the administrators to keep track of the issues and problems in the system. ELIS helps administrators to keep track of the ELIS operations. The system informs the administrators on the errors and issues via email requests.

Scope

This document describes the way to set up email alerts for different clients, recipients for license expiry email notifications, and request alerts for Exact Synergy Enterprise.

Note: Always use the latest product packages because some of the functionalities depend on the product rather than the ELIS infrastructure.

Setting up email alerts

You can define an unlimited number of email addresses for each client (such as Exact Synergy Enterprise or Exact Globe Next) to receive the alerts. The alert is based on a different criteria and might be different based on the ELIS version or solution that is installed in ELIS. By default, there are two types of alerts:

  • Error - If the processing of a message fails in ELIS (based on the data displayed at Monitoring ? Integration status), ELIS will send the email message to the message originator. For example, if you are using Exact Integrator to synchronize the data between Exact Synergy Enterprise and Exact Globe Next, and the data is changed in Exact Synergy Enterprise and the synchronization failed, only the email address in the Exact Synergy Enterprise client will receive the email alert, not the Exact Globe Next client.
  • Warning - ELIS has a built-in checking mechanism to check the compatibility of the solutions and clients. If a new version of an add-on is installed or the product is updated (such as Exact Synergy Enterprise or Exact Globe Next), and ELIS detected a compatibility issue, a warning alert will be sent to the recipient of the client.
  • License check - If the license you are using is no longer valid, ELIS will send an email to inform you. 

To set up an email alert, do the following:

  1. Open ELIS Lightweight Integration Server Management Console. The following screen will be displayed:
  2. Select a product (for example, Exact Synergy Enterprise or Exact Globe Next) under Products on the left panel.
  3. Select a client on the right panel, and then click Edit. The following screen will be displayed:
  4. Click Alert settings. The following screen will be displayed:
  5. Type the email address(es), separated by “;” if there is more than one email address.
  6. Click Save to save the alert setting.
  7. Click Save in the Edit client screen to save the client information.

Note: The changes on the email address(es) will take effect immediately.

SMTP settings

ELIS requires an SMTP server to send the email messages. Use the ELIS management console to set up the SMTP server.

  1. Open Exact Lightweight Integration Server Management Console. The following screen will be displayed:
       
  2. Select Settings on the left panel.
  3. Type the address of the server at SMTP server.
  4. Type the port of the server at SMTP port (normally, this is “25”).
  5. Type the email address of the sender at Sender (Email).
  6. Select the Use SSL check box if the SMTP server is using SSL.
  7. Select the Use authentication check box if the SMTP server requires authentication.
  8. Type the user name at Username.
  9. Type the password at Password.
  10. Type the email address(es) of the recipient(s) that should receive the email notifications of the upcoming license expiry at Recipient Email(s) under the License Expiry Notification section.
  11. Click Save to save the setting or Save & test email to save the setting and define the email address to test the email address. With the recipients defined, when the test email is sent, the email address(es) will be populated to receive the test email. The email can be modified.

    Once the email address has been defined, ELIS will send an email to the email address that was defined. You will receive the test email if the SMTP email setting has been configured correctly.

Note:

  • Once the setting is saved, ELIS will use the new setting immediately. The ELIS services do not have to be restarted.
  • When the SMTP settings and email addresses of the recipients are defined, the notification on the license expiry will be sent to the recipients starting from 3 weeks to 1 month prior to the license expiry date. Subsequently, a reminder will be sent every following week until the license is renewed or expired.
  • From product update 258 onwards, it is recommended that you define the SMTP and the recipient settings immediately. The checking for the license expiry notification is scheduled every week, starting from the next day after the installation or update to product update 258.
  • To remove all the settings, click Clear in the Exact Lightweight Integration Server Management Console screen. This will immediately clear all the settings in the server.

Setting up alert requests

Requests and processes can be created in Exact Synergy Enterprise. ELIS uses the functionality in Exact Synergy Enterprise to inform the administrators about the issues encountered in ELIS. The alert requests work like the email alerts for the errors or warnings. The only difference is, ELIS can create requests for the alerts if the messages did not originate from Exact Synergy Enterprise. For example, if Exact Integrator is used to synchronize data between Exact Synergy Enterprise and Exact Globe Next, and the data in Exact Globe Next is changed and the synchronization failed, ELIS can create the request for the alert in Exact Synergy Enterprise.

To activate the request for an alert, do the following:

  1. Open Exact Lightweight Integration Server Management Console.
  2. Select Exact Synergy Enterprise under Products on the left panel.
  3. Select a client on the right panel.
  4. Click Edit. The following screen will be displayed:
  5. Select the Create request check box.
  6. Select the Only for messages originated from Synergy check box if you want to receive alerts only for the Exact Synergy Enterprise messages.
  7. Type the request type ID that you want to use to create the alert in Exact Synergy Enterprise at Request ID.
  8. Click Save.

Note: Once the setting is saved, the new settings will take effect immediately. You do not have to restart the ELIS services.

Exact Synergy Enterprise request definition

To receive the requests for the alerts in Exact Synergy Enterprise, the request definition should meet the following requirements:

  • The request type must be active.
  • The minimum fields required are Description, and Remark: Request. However, Person must be defined if you want to route the request type to the people with a specific role, or to a specific person.
    Note: After defining the request type, create a request by defining the Description and Remark: Request to check whether the request is created and routed correctly.
  • You can have other fields in the request type but there must be a default value if the field is set to mandatory when creating the request. Otherwise, the request creation will fail.
  • In the Who can create a request? section For: All or For: Themselves must be defined in the Employee section.
  • In the Who can approve the request? section, select a person or role that will receive the alert. If a role is selected, everyone with the role will receive the alert.
  • During the client registration in ELIS, ensure the fixed user that will be connecting to the endpoint has the right to create the request. Otherwise, the process will fail. For example, if the CRM role is selected for the person who has the right to create the request, the fixed user must have the CRM role.
  • The user who is connected to Exact Synergy Enterprise in ELIS must have access rights to create the requests via web services. The following function rights are needed:
    • Function right 624 – Entity Services Create: Requests
    • Function right 625 – Entity Services Read: Requests
    • Function right 694 – Entity Services Read: Request master data

Note: Only single requests can be created by ELIS (multiple or weekly requests cannot be created).

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