Manage Notifications for a Zone


This document applies to sellers. Otherwise refer to the Buyers or Users sections of this guide.




You can post notifications about events in your federated zone(s) to all buyers subscribed to that zone. In their turn, buyers can forward these notifications to their users, if required. Once you post a notification, it will be attached to the zone until it expires, so that new subscribers will see it.

Once the buyer's Control Panel receives your notification, an email will be sent to the buyer CP admin.

You can notify all the buyers who have subscribed to your zone in case of any event such as, for example:

  • compute resource/network/datastore maintenance
  • a federated zone will be removed from the market
  • any other events

You can also access a log file that records events related to tier and ratio services on your federated zones. The file is located at log/production_market.log on your Control Panel server.



View Notifications



To view the list of current notifications you posted to a zone:

  1. Go to Control Panel > Settings > Compute Zones. The following page displays the list of all compute zones in your system.
  2. Click the number in the Notification column next to the zone you are interested in. The page that loads, displays the list of notifications you have posted for the selected zone with their messages and the time period they refer to.


Create Notification



To create a new notification for a zone:

  1. Go to Control Panel > Settings > Compute Zones. The following page displays the list of all compute zones in your system.
  2. Click the number in the Notification column next to the zone you are interested in. The page that loads, displays the list of notifications you have posted for the selected zone.
  3. Click the "+" button.
  4. On the page that loads fill in the notification text and its start and end time and date.

  5. Click Submit to post the notification. After you create a notification, it will be sent to all the buyers who are subscribed to the selected zone.

All notifications need to have a start and end time. You cannot create a notification without indicating its end time.



Delete Notification



To delete a notification you posted for a zone:

  1. Go to Control Panel > Settings > Compute Zones. The following page displays the list of all compute zones in your system.
  2. Click the number in the Notification column next to the zone you are interested in. The page that loads, displays the list of notifications you have posted for the selected zone.
  3. Click the Delete button next to the notification you want to delete. You will be asked for confirmation.

Notifications are deleted automatically after their end time expires.