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Provide More Log Manager Variables For Alerts (ie. Tags)

Provide More Log Manager Variables For Alerts (ie. Tags)

I was working on an alert, which came from a Log Manager rule, when I noticed I could not find some of the data I was needing to work with. Specifically, I was creating an action to send to the event log, and I could not find the variable for the message tag. I was able to add the node caption, as well as the syslog message, however, no tag variables appear to be listed. So, I would like to see a variable to call the tag data. (Maybe just make variables to call all the data, like the rest of the modules?)

Thank you,

-Will

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Level 8

Please please provide this functionality! providing detail of the log is key for effective escalation, clicking on the alert URL gives no real information to work with and will require further sorting inside the Log Manager interface or the server itself thus creating undesired manipulation and defeating mostly the purpose of the email at all..

Please allow the message to pass through the Processing Rule to the Alerting Engine as a variable.

Level 10

WLUTHER,

For clarification, are you talking about the varbinds in a trap being made available to the alert as individual variables (E.g. varbind 7 is assigned its own variable)? Or are you talking about the tag you apply in the rule configuration?

We can already use the variable "${N=OLM.AlertingMacros;M=OLMAlertMessage.EventMessage}", but that brings the ENTIRE syslog or trap message into the alert. We need to be able to parse the message into variables, specifically the trap varbinds.

Thanks.

Steve

Level 10

I think the variable, ${N=OLM.AlertingMacros;M=OLMAlertMessage.EventMessage} might be what you are looking for. There's just not a way of parsing it into individual variables.

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I'm running into this requirement a lot more now that people are upgrading NPM and moving over to Log Manager. There needs to be a way to easily reference the log variables and more specific information about the message (e.g. trap varbinds).

Level 13

Bumping - I'd like to be able to get the LogEventID and the DateTime for the log message as well.

Level 8

Agree- need more features like the last one