There is nothing native within Orion that you could use.
If you own the toolset, you could use that or if you have multiple Orion servers, you can have them monitor each other.
We have setup a "heartbeat" alert to let our staff know the Orion server is up. It's an advanced alert that triggered on the server name and status of up and reoccurs every 24 hours. There is no good way to specify the time the alert is sent except by the time it was initially triggered which in our case is 9:45 AM every day.
This is what the alert email looks like:
Info: Orion is Up
The IP address of this Node is x.x.x.x
To view details of this Node, goto:
This alert was triggered on Monday, January 12, 2009 9:45 AM and repeats every 24 hours
This has been sent by an automated system, DO NOT REPLY.
Generated By: Orion Heartbeat Alert
It would be a nice feature to have a more elegant way to do this.
JB - What is your Reset Condition on that alert?
"Reset when the trigger conditions are no longer true"
But that condition will never be processed because if the orion server is down, it can't check or send the alert reset.
So the only way of knowing there's a problem with Orion is if we don't recieve the Orion Heartbeat alert at 9:45 AM.
Do you follow the logic?
I follow. Just wasn't sure if it would generate future emails if the condition hadn't been reset.