6.4.d Implement and troubleshoot embedded event manager

6.4.d [i] EEM policy using applet

An EEM applet is a concise method for defining event screening criteria and the actions to be taken when that event occurs. In applet configuration mode, three types of configuration statements are supported. The event commands are used to specify the event criteria to trigger the applet to run, the action commands are used to specify an action to perform when the EEM applet is triggered, and the set command is used to set the value of an EEM applet variable. Currently only the _exit_status variable is supported for the set command when you use the sync option. Only one event configuration command is allowed within an applet configuration. When applet configuration mode is exited and no event command is present, a warning is displayed stating that no event is associated with this applet. If no event is specified, this applet is not considered registered. When no action is associated with this applet , events are still triggered but no actions are performed. Multiple action configuration commands are allowed within an applet configuration . Use the show event manager policy registered command to display a list of registered applets.

Before modifying an EEM applet, be aware that the existing applet is not replaced until you exit applet configuration mode. While you are in applet configuration mode modifying the applet, the existing applet may be executing. It is safe to modify the applet without unregistering it. When you exit applet configuration mode, the old applet is unregistered and the new version is registered.

The action configuration commands are uniquely identified using the label argument, which can be any string value. Actions are sorted in ascending alphanumeric key sequence using the label argument as the sort key, and they are run using this sequence. The Embedded Event Manager schedules and runs policies on the basis of an event specification that is contained within the policy itself. When applet configuration mode is exited, EEM examines the event and action commands that are entered and registers the applet to be run when a specified event occurs.

event manager applet applet-name

Above command registers the applet with the EEM and takes you to applet configuration mode for configuration of event criteria when there is a matching syslog message. The applet-name can be any case-sensitive alphanumeric string up to 29 characters.

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