How to view and list which alarm that sends out email from Solarwinds?


I need to know and generate the list of alert / alarm that sends out email for audit & standardization.

How to get the list of alarms and where the location in the Solarwinds page?

Thanks in advance

  • You can use the action manager or write a SQL/SWQL query and run it against the DB to get the information.  For the actions manager go to manage your alerts in the console and select the Actions Manager tab, or navigate to:

    <your orion Url>/Orion/Actions/Default.aspx

    Then you can group by action type for the action type that you want, likely Send an email/page and maybe email a web page.  It will give you a list of the assigned alerts that each action is on.  If it has more than one alert, it will list the number of alerts that the action is assigned to.  You can hover over that number to get the names of the alerts.


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  • I use a custom SWQL query for getting the relevant info on alert actions, you could filter it a few ways to narrow in on things if you like.

    --Alert Configuration and Actions Report
    select as [Alert Name]
    ,'/Orion/Alerts/Default.aspx' as [_linkfor_Alert Name]
    ,case when ac.Enabled=1 then '/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Small-Up.gif'
    when ac.Enabled=1 then '/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Small-Up.gif'
    end as [_iconfor_Alert Name]
    ,case when ac.frequency < 60 then '/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Small-Critical.gif'
    else '/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Small-Up.gif'
    end as [_iconfor_Frequency]
    WHEN ac.Severity = 2 then 'Critical'
    WHEN ac.Severity = 3 then 'Serious'
    WHEN ac.Severity = 1 then 'Warning'
    WHEN ac.Severity = 0 then 'Informational'
    WHEN ac.Severity = 5 then 'Notice'
    END AS [Severity]
    WHEN ac.Severity = 2 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/Critical.png'
    WHEN ac.Severity = 3 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/Serious.png'
    WHEN ac.Severity = 1 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/Warning.png'
    WHEN ac.Severity = 0 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/InformationalAlert.png'
    WHEN ac.Severity = 5 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/Notice.png'
    END AS [_iconfor_Severity]

    from orion.actionsassignments aa
    join orion.alertconfigurations ac on aa.parentid=ac.alertid
    join orion.actions a on a.actionid=aa.actionid
    join orion.actionsproperties ap on ap.actionid=a.actionid

    where ac.enabled=1
    and ap.PropertyName not in ('EscalationLevel','executionIfAknowledge','executionRepeatTimeSpan','MessageContentType','Priority','SmtpServerID' )
    and ap.PropertyValue is not null and ap.PropertyValue not like ''
    --and (propertyname like 'EmailTo' or propertyname like 'EmailCC' or propertyname like 'EmailBCC')
    --and ( like '%${SEARCH_STRING}%' or ap.propertyvalue like '%${SEARCH_STRING}%' )`

    order by ac.Name, aa.Categorytype desc, a.ActionTypeID, ap.PropertyName

  • Thanks people for your assistance in this matter.

    --Alert Configuration and Actions Report 
    SELECT ac.NAME                      AS [Alert Name], 
           '/Orion/Alerts/Default.aspx' AS [_linkfor_Alert Name], 
             WHEN ac.enabled = 1 THEN '/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Small-Up.gif' 
             WHEN ac.enabled = 1 THEN '/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Small-Up.gif' 
           END                          AS [_iconfor_Alert Name], 
             WHEN ac.frequency < 60 THEN 
             ELSE '/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Small-Up.gif' 
           END                          AS [_iconfor_Frequency], 
             WHEN ac.severity = 2 THEN 'Critical' 
             WHEN ac.severity = 3 THEN 'Serious' 
             WHEN ac.severity = 1 THEN 'Warning' 
             WHEN ac.severity = 0 THEN 'Informational' 
             WHEN ac.severity = 5 THEN 'Notice' 
           END                          AS [Severity], 
             WHEN ac.severity = 2 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/Critical.png' 
             WHEN ac.severity = 3 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/Serious.png' 
             WHEN ac.severity = 1 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/Warning.png' 
             WHEN ac.severity = 0 THEN 
             WHEN ac.severity = 5 THEN '/Orion/images/ActiveAlerts/Notice.png' 
           END                          AS [_iconfor_Severity], 
    FROM   orion.actionsassignments aa 
           JOIN orion.alertconfigurations ac 
             ON aa.parentid = ac.alertid 
           JOIN orion.actions a 
             ON a.actionid = aa.actionid 
           JOIN orion.actionsproperties ap 
             ON ap.actionid = a.actionid 
    WHERE  ac.enabled = 1 
           AND ap.propertyname NOT IN ( 'EscalationLevel', 'executionIfAknowledge', 
                                        'Priority', 'SmtpServerID' ) 
           AND ap.propertyvalue IS NOT NULL 
           AND ap.propertyvalue NOT LIKE '' 
    --and (propertyname like 'EmailTo' or propertyname like 'EmailCC' or propertyname like 'EmailBCC')
    --and ( like '%${SEARCH_STRING}%' or ap.propertyvalue like '%${SEARCH_STRING}%' )` 
    ORDER  BY ac.NAME, 
              aa.categorytype DESC, 

    , when I execute the query you've suggested inside the Database manager, it throws error:

    Msg 208, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
    Invalid object name 'orion.actionsassignments'.

  • It's a SWQL query, I generally use it as part of a custom query widget or custom table data source.