Action types

When a monitor detects a problem with a device, service, or process, it indicates the problem in the Dashboard. If the monitored resource is mission critical to your daily operations, you can create an alert and associate the alert with one or more actions that automatically run when the alert occurs. For example, you can add an action to the alert that sends a customized email message to a list of recipients or restart a service or list of services on a targeted Microsoft Windows workstation.

After you create an action, you can schedule the action to occur within a specific time range for each day of the week—for example, every weekday between 8AM and 5PM.

When you create an alert, you can use the Alert Wizard to walk you through the process of creating a simple email alert.

The following table lists the actions you can associate to an alert.

Action Description
Automatic Report Email Emails a Recent Activity report to a selected user or group of users.
Customized Email Sends a fully-configured email message to a list of recipients.
Event Log Writes an entry to the Windows Application Event Log of the ipMonitor host machine.
External Process Runs a third-party executable program or script with any required parameters.
Net Send Broadcast Enables alert messages to pop up on the desktop on a specified network computer.
Reboot Server Reboots a Microsoft Windows workstation or server computer when a monitor encounters a problem.
Restart Service Restarts a service or list of services on the targeted Microsoft Windows workstation or server computer.
Simple Beeper Sends a numeric message to a simple numeric pager by simulating the touch-tone key presses.
Simple Email Sends a dynamically formatted email to one or more users that displays the Date, Time, Monitor Name, Monitor Type, Monitor Address, Alert Name, Reason for Alert, and any custom data such as that trapped by Information alerts.
SMS Numeric Pager Sends a numeric message through a mobile service provider to a pager device that can receive SMS messages.
SMS Text Pager Sends a text message to an alphanumeric pager or digital phone with Short Message Service (SMS) support.
SNMP Trap Sends an SNMP trap to the specified SNMP manager.
Text Log Records a predefined entry to a text log at a specified location.