Documentation forEngineer's Toolset

Create alerts

  1. Click Alerts > Configure Alerts, and then click New Alert on the Configure Alerts window.
  2. Enter the name of the alert to be created, and then select Enable this Alert.
  3. Click Property to Monitor, and then select the property you want to monitor.
    You can alert on only one property at a time.
  4. Click Monitored Network Objects, and then select the monitored object.
  5. Click Alert Trigger, and then specify the trigger and reset values.
    Values are based on the property you choose to monitor. For example, if you select IP address for a node, there are no selectable alert triggers. Toolset Network Performance Monitor notifies you when the IP address changes. If you select Received bits per second for an interface, you can select a threshold and another threshold at which the alert resets.

    When an Alert triggers, the trigger action is not repeated until the reset condition has been satisfied.

  6. Click Time of Day, and then specify the time the alert should trigger, including days of the week.
  7. Click Alert Suppression, and then specify the alert suppression settings.
    Selecting one of the suppression options provides the ability to add conditions under which alerts are suppressed.
  8. Click Actions, and then click Add Alert Action and add the actions to trigger for this alert.
    For example, sending a page. You can configure multiple actions for a single alert. Depending on the action selected, Toolset Network Performance Monitor prompts you for more information. For example, when configuring an e-mail alert, you are prompted for the e-mail addresses, the e-mail address to use in the From field, the SMTP server address and port, the message, and the reset message.
  • Some pager systems require a valid reply address in order for the page to complete.
  • To suppress the e-mail for either the alert trigger or reset condition, remove the text from the subject and message fields on the corresponding tab.
  • When e-mailing a website link, you must specify the URL and any required user ID and password in the corresponding trigger and reset tabs.