The basic alert engine is actually part of each poller, so poller X can't see the data from poller Y. That's one of the reasons why we built the advanced alert engine--it's centralized. For basic alerts on an additional poller, you'd need to access the system manager on that poller.
Is there something you want to do that can only be done with basic alerts?
It's not something that I absolutely can't do with the advanced alert engine. I'm just sending Up/Down alerts from the servers to whoever is responsible for them.
It's just easier to check the boxes since some of our engineers are responsible for quite a few servers that may not have enough commonality to easily build an advanced alert.
I appreciate the help. As long as I know how it works, I can set things up accordingly.
Just my two cents--and I think Denny is saying the same thing--is that we recommend advanced alerts because they are more flexible.
Here is the web page to do that.