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Send mail on Hardware error

How I can enable on a iSeries As400 system, to send mail in case of hardware error, via my mail server.
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DareDevilE12
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momi_sabagCommented:
how do you detect hardware error?
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DareDevilE12Author Commented:
From the alert message at the console pc and from the log.
But I need to have a mail if something happen in the weekend.
That why I am looking for a script, to read the alert, and send a mail.

Best Regards
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Jon SnydermanCommented:
Apparently your question was abandoned.  There is no built-in easy AND free way to do this on the 400.  There are many options though.  The best would be thrird party options.  I would recommend CCSS or Help\Systems.  Both are very high quality monitoring systems with graphical interfaces that will do more than just monitor simple hardware failures.

Another option is using IBM Director which is installaed on a WIntel server and then can be setup to monitor the iSeries.   This is free but there is no support at the free level.  It is very powerful though.  Along the same lines as the above third party apps.

The most down and dirty is to write your own.  There are problem reporting APIs and exit points.  If you are an RPG programmer or have an RPG programmer available, this should not be too difficult.  
Here is the problem management API manual:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/apis/pm.pdf
Once you have identified a problem, to send mail from the iSeries, here is a good Search400 article that takes you through it step by step.
http://search400.techtarget.com/news/968106/Activate-SMTP-service-on-the-iSeries-system-to-send-e-mails

Hope that helps if you havent already solved it yourself.
~Jon
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tliottaCommented:
Keep in mind that "hardware error" and "e-mail" can be mutually exclusive. E.g., if the failing component is a network adapter, it's going to be a challenge pushing e-mail out to the network.

Tom
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Jon SnydermanCommented:
LOL! Thanks Tom.  That is a really good point.   However, that is going to be a common thread in all scenarios regardless of a home grown API, third party app and even IBM ECS since that even uses the Internet now.  

To cover that, you need to have ECS dialing through a modem and maybe an app like CCSS notifying via pager.

~Jon
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DareDevilE12Author Commented:
Solution suggested

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