This section explains how to install Qumulo Alerts and connect it to a Qumulo cluster.


We recommend the following system requirements for Qumulo Alerts.

  • 4-core processor
  • 16 GB memory
  • 2 TB disk space

Before you install Qumulo Alerts, make sure you have the following tools:

Before you connect Qumulo Alerts to a Qumulo cluster, collect the information that can help you configure Qumulo Alerts to monitor your cluster.

  • Cluster Address: What is your cluster’s address? Use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) rather than an IP address.
  • Traffic Distribution: Will your Qumulo Alerts installation use a network load balancer or a floating IP address?
  • Default Plugin Frequency: What should be the default frequency for plugin execution? (You can specify the frequency in seconds or minutes.)
  • Alarm and Alert Types: Decide which alarms and alerts Qumulo Alerts will collect for your cluster.

Step 1: Clone the QumuloAlerts Repository

Navigate to the directory where you want Git to download files and run the following command.

git clone

Git creates a directory called QumuloAlerts and places the necessary files in it.

Step 2: Create a Local User for Qumulo Alerts

To be able to generate access tokens, you must create a local user for Qumulo Alerts.

  1. Use SSH to log in to any node in your cluster.

  2. To create a local user, use the auth_add_user command and specify a name and password.

    qq auth_add_user --name QumuloAlerts --password <password>
  3. You will need the user ID that appears in the command output to create a role for Qumulo Alerts.

    In the following example, the user ID is 1234.

      "can_change_password": true,
      "home_directory": null,
      "id": "1234",
      "name": "QumuloAlerts",
      "primary_group": "999",
      "sid": "S-1-5-21-1234567890-098765432-1234567890-1234",
      "uid": ""

Step 3: Create a Role for Qumulo Alerts

  1. Log in to the Qumulo Web UI and then click Cluster > Role Management.

  2. On the Role Management page, click Create Role.

  3. On the Create Role page:

    a. Enter a name, for example QumuloAlerts.

    b. Enter a description, for example This account lets an administrator restrict the privileges of the QumuloAlerts user.

  4. For Privileges, click all of the following:

    • AD_READ: Read Qumulo Active Directory Settings
    • ANALYTICS_READ: Read cluster analytics
    • AUDIT_READ: Read audit settings
    • CHECKSUMMING_READ: View the status of checksumming
    • CLUSTER_READ: View nodes, disks, protection status, and SSL certificate
    • DNS_READ: Read DNS setting
    • ENCRYPTION_READ: View the status of at rest encryption
    • FTP_READ: View FTP status and settings
    • IDENTITY_MAPPING_READ: Get AD/LDAP User Defined Mappings
    • LDAP_READ: View LDAP settings
    • LOCAL_GROUP_READ: View local groups and members
    • LOCAL_USER_READ: Get information about local users
    • METRICS_READ: Get all metrics
    • NETWORK_READ: Read network status and settings
    • NFS_EXPORT_READ: Read network status and settings
    • QUOTA_READ: View all file system quotas
    • REBOOT_READ: View Reboot Status
    • RECONCILER_READ: View reconciler status and metrics
    • REPLICATION_SOURCE_READ: View source relationship settings and status
    • REPLICATION_TARGET_READ: View target relationship settings and status
    • ROLE_READ: View roles and assignments
    • S3_BUCKETS_READ: View all S3 buckets present in the system
    • S3_CREDENTIALS_READ: View any S3 access key present in the system
    • S3_SETTINGS_READ: View S3 server settings
    • SAML_SETTINGS_READ: View SAML integration settings
    • SMB_SESSION_READ: List logged on SMB sessions
    • SMB_SHARE_READ: View configuration of SMB shares and SMB server settings
    • SNAPSHOT_CALCULATE_USED_CAPACITY_READ: Recalculate capacity usage of snapshots
    • SNAPSHOT_DIFFERENCE_READ: View the changes between snapshots
    • SNAPSHOT_POLICY_READ: View snapshot policies and status
    • SNAPSHOT_READ: List snapshots and view their status and cached capacity.
    • SUPPORT_READ: View support configuration and status
    • TENANT_READ: View any tenant information
    • TIME_READ: View time and time settings
    • UNCONFIGURED_NODE_READ: List unconfigured Qumulo nodes
    • UPGRADE_READ: View upgrade configuration and status
  5. Click Save.

Step 4: Assign the Qumulo Alerts Role to Your Local User

  1. In the Web UI, click Cluster > Role Management.

  2. On the Role Management page, in the QumuloAlerts section, click Add Member.

  3. In the Add Member to Administrators dialog box, for Trustee, enter the local username you have created earlier (for example, QumuloAlerts) and then click Yes, Add Member.

Step 5: Create a Long-Lived Access Token

Use the auth_create_access_token command and specify the ID of the local user. For example:

qq auth_create_access_token auth_id:1234

The auth_create_access_token command returns a JSON response that contains the bearer token body and the access token ID, which you can use to manage the access token.

  "bearer_token": "access-v1:abAcde...==",
  "id": "12345678901234567890123"

For more information, see Using Qumulo Core Access Tokens in the Qumulo Administrator Guide.

Step 6: Configure Qumulo Alerts

  1. Configure alarms and alerts.

  2. Configure user notifications.

  3. Configure integration with an email server or integration with the ClickSend service.

Step 7: Start Qumulo Alerts

To start Qumulo Alerts, run the following command from the directory to which you cloned the QumuloAlerts repository.


To reapply changes to the Qumulo Alerts configuration, run the following command.

./ && ./