2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2010 8:21 PM by byrona

    Alerting for a specific piece of equipment

    Apollo

      Hi Thwack Users,

      I'm sure this has been asked before so my apologies.

      I'd like to configure an alert that triggers only for a specific piece of equipment. For example, I have a number of critical switches that I'd like to receive alerts on should a port go down. As I understand the process now, alerts are global for anything NPM is watching. I don't want to turn on 'down' port alerts for all of our switching equipment, just a select few in our environment.


      If this is possible could someone direct on how its accomplished?


      Many thanks,

      ~Steve

        • Re: Alerting for a specific piece of equipment
          kulastone

          i create an interface custom property and associate it with the interfaces you are worried about. Then write an alert if interfaces in that custom property group goes down, you get an alert.

          • Re: Alerting for a specific piece of equipment
            byrona

            Hi Thwack Users,

            I'm sure this has been asked before so my apologies.

            I'd like to configure an alert that triggers only for a specific piece of equipment. For example, I have a number of critical switches that I'd like to receive alerts on should a port go down. As I understand the process now, alerts are global for anything NPM is watching. I don't want to turn on 'down' port alerts for all of our switching equipment, just a select few in our environment.


            If this is possible could someone direct on how its accomplished?


            Many thanks,

            ~Steve

            Alerts are not global, the default alerts are global but that is all configurable.  If you go into the Advanced Alert manager on the console of your Orion server you can custom create and modify alerts based on any criteria you choose.  As the previous poster suggested, a great way of grouping devices is with Custom Properties.

            SolarWinds has published documentation on how to create Advanced Alerts such as the Technical Reference located here.