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One alerting engine

One alerting engine

I would like to see Orion only have one alerting engine and one place to configure alerts.

Having basic, advanced, syslog, and trap alerts all be different alerting systems with different places to configure alerts and different ways to configure alerts is very confusing and makes managing an Orion system more difficult.

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Level 16

HUGE!!!!

Level 17

ditto!  Huge!

Level 15

It would be nice to see it all in one place and have similarities but trapping/syslog will always be somewhat separated as they need a top/down scenario.

Level 14

Talking about changes to alerting..., here is my greatest pet peeve. SolarWinds should modify the association between syslog alerts and managed nodes. That is, if a managed node is UNMANAGED, then ALL of the alerts (i.e. polling, syslog and snmp) should be disabled for the same node.  Currently, if we place a node in UNMANAGED mode, we also have to remember to setup a rule to suppress and/or discard syslog alerts for the same node.  This is even worse when multiple devices are placed into UNMANAGED mode, since we need to setup multiple syslog rules. And, when the node is placed back into MANAGED mode, we again have to remember to remove or turn off the syslog rules that discard/suppress the alerts coming from the nodes.

I do not know about the rest of you, but my teammates and I find this quite burdensome.  I submitted a request with SolarWinds for the alerting to be modified but I still have not seen these changes in the "what we're working on" section.  So, NPM developers...Please, I plead with you to put this as priority request for the next release of Orion NPM.  Thanks!!!

Level 14

Oh how nice would this be.  And to add to the request (if I may) how about folding Alert Central - Free Alert Management Software by SolarWinds right into the product?  And wouldn't it be nice to right click on an element and be able to create / modify the alert right there.

Back down to earth -> One place for alerts would be cool.

Level 15

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL!!!

Level 21

Exactly!

Level 12

One ring to bind them. 

+65535!

Peter

Level 12

For a more detailed reply, this folds very nicely in with Mike Driskell's idea 1139.

Peter

Level 8

To my mind this would also resolve the complete lack of consistency in the look and feel of each of the alerting angines.