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Email a web page to users in the SolarWinds Platform

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


Send a web page as a PDF, including content of resources available in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, to others.

  1. When editing or adding an alert, click Add Action in the Trigger or Reset Action section of the Alert Wizard.
  2. Select the Email a Web Page option, then click Configure Action.
  3. Enter the Recipients.

    Multiple addresses must be separated with commas.

  4. Enter the Subject and Message of your alert trigger email/page.
    • For the Optional Web Server Authentication section, select User currently logged in, Another user, or No user defined.

      Use variables to make the message dynamic.

    • You can create a dynamic URL to send information about the object that triggered the alert.
  5. Enter your SMTP server information.
  6. Schedule the action by selecting Time of Day > Use special Time of Day schedule for this action. This schedule only applies to the alert action you are editing.

    This is often used to prevent an action from occurring during specific windows.

  7. Select how frequently this action occurs for each triggered alert in Execution Settings.

  8. Click Add Action.

The action is added to the trigger or reset action list, and you can test the action using the Simulate button. When the trigger or reset conditions of the alert are met, an email is sent to the recipients with a PDF generated from the web page.

Create a dynamic URL

Use variables to create a URL that changes based on the object that triggers the alert. Click Insert Variable and search for URL to find the all of the variables you can use to create the dynamic URL.

For example, enter ${N=SwisEntity;M=DetailsUrl} in the URL field to email a link to the Details view of the object that triggered the alert. When the email is sent, the variable resolves to a valid URL such as http://myserver/Orion/View.aspx?NetObject=N:3 and the email contains the content of the Details view in the body.