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As you will have seen from a brief review of the documentation, the VCS Notifier should be exactly what you'll need to monitor the state and events taking place of your cluster, regardless of which node it is currently online with. Ultimately, the Notifier service group can be configured through the Veritas Cluster Configuration Wizard (VCW). This can be done to existing cluster, or as part of a new cluster configuration. In your current cluster configuration(s), simply:
1) Click start and select the Cluster Configuration Wizard from the Symantec Storage Foundation Start Menu group
2) Go through the wizard inserting the correct information for your existing cluster, while choosing the option to Edit An Existing Cluster
3) At the last section of the wizard, you should see the option to place a checkmark next to the option for creating a Notifier Service Group in the cluster. Choose this option and hit next.
4) You'll now need to enter the proper SNMP / SMTP information and adjust the Attribute values to specify whether you wish to receive contact regarding complete failures or resources coming online / offline.
Additionally, you can setup notification emails through the Volume Manager portion of SFW, though this will only provide alert contact when having issues within the Volume Manager, as opposed to the cluster; however, if there are issues with disks or Disk Groups, this will allow for monitoring those behaviors as well.
The link provided by Gaurav in the first post should provide you with access to all of the available documentation for Storage Foundation on each supported platform and as such, I would suggest reviewing the Admin Guide for the Cluster for indepth configuration information for the Notifier attributes.
I hope this has provided at least a bit more help than the folks here have already offered, but if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.