4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2013 1:43 AM by kiran javed

    alerts from traps (already written?)

    sluke

      Just starting to go through setting up alerts based on traps .. 2 questions

       

      1) Is there a way to reference custom fields in the trigger?  I want to be able to check if the device is marked _HUSH (no alerts)

       

      2) Does anyone have a pre-filled, recommended set of alerts for say cisco or other devices?  I'm surprised there isn't a set of recommended alert templates for vendor X?

       

      Many thanks!

        • Re: alerts from traps (already written?)
          Zak Kahl

          If you use the advanced alert mgr, you should be able to do what you are asking.

           

          1) Is there a way to reference custom fields in the trigger?

               Under "trigger condition" you can reference the custom property values for volumes, nodes or interface.  So, if you create a custom property called "HUSH" then you can make that a conditin wether or not to trigger the alert.

           

          2) Does anyone have a pre-filled, recommended set of alerts for say cisco or other devices?

          • You wil see many prebuilt alerts under both advanced and basic alert mgr's.  Stick with the advanced alert mgr, where you can add more trigger's conditions on each alert.  You can take an existing alert, copy it and tweak it for your environment.  From my experience I notice not every alert will be best for every organization.  But you have many examples to start with.
          • You can add condition just for you vendors.  "Vendor is equal to Cisco".

           

          Zak Kahl

          http://www.loop1systems.com