The Notifications tab allows you to configure notifications. You can configure conditions to continuously monitor logs by getting real-time events (along with a report) delivered to your email address or to send events to BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management.
Saved searches are the building blocks for creating notifications. You cannot configure a notification on the basis of a saved search that is shared by other users. But you can clone the saved search and then use the cloned copy to configure a notification. For more information, see Managing saved searches.
This topic contains the following information:
The Notifications tab allows you to manage the notifications that you configured. To access this tab, navigate to Administration > Notifications. From here, you can perform the following actions:
|Execute Notification||Execute the selected notification immediately.|
Add a new notification.
For detailed instructions on adding a notification, see Adding a notification.
|Edit Notification||Edit the selected notification.|
|Delete Notification||Delete the selected notification.|
|View Notification Alerts|
View the last 25 alerts executed for the selected notification.
The Notifications tab provides the following information:
Name of the notification configured
|Saved Search||Name of the saved search.|
The search string used to create the notification.
|Type||The type of notification, either an alert or report.|
Number of Results
The configured condition that triggers the notification.
The date and time when the next run is scheduled for execution.
|Route||The external configuration used for sending out the notification.|
Indicates if the notification is active or not.
Click Activateto activate the notification.
Click Inactivateto inactivate the notification.
To add a notification, on the Administration > Notifications tab, click Add Notification, provide the following information, and click Save.
Select the saved search for which you want to create a notification.
Note: Saved searches with custom time range are not displayed in this list.
Depending on the option you select, the following fields are automatically populated with the details of the saved search:
The search string that is a part of the saved search is automatically displayed in this field.
This value cannot be modified, because the field is disabled.
(Optional) Select the duration for which the notification must be run, depending on the time range of the saved search.
By default, this field is automatically populated with the option used by the saved search. You can change it by selecting one of the following options:
(Optional) Select one of the following:
Provide a name to identify this notification.
By default, this field is automatically populated with the saved search name that you selected.
(Optional) Provide some additional information for this notification to act as a future reference.
By default, this field is automatically populated with the saved search description.
(Optional) Specify the time schedule when the notification must be sent.
By default, the schedule is set to every 1 minute.
You can specify the schedule frequency on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis and also specify options for the frequency. This means that suppose you select Yearly, you can specify the month, day, and time at which the notification must recur.
Example: When you select Yearly, the options can be set as, "Every January, 5th, at 10 : 00 hours". This selection indicates that you want the notification to be sent on January 5, at 10 AM, every year.Note: By default, the product can execute approximately 100 notifications every minute with the notification thread pool size set to 10. Suppose you have 200 notifications scheduled to execute every minute, then it is recommended that you increase the notification thread pool size to 20. This is necessary to avoid delaying the notification triggers or missing them altogether. To increase the notification thread pool size, change the value of the
The following table lists the information that you must specify for configuring an alert:
Number of results
Specify a condition to trigger a notification: if the number of results is to be less than (select <), equal to (select =), or more than (select >) the selected threshold (specify a number).
Example: If you set the number of results to greater than 100 (> 100). If the results for the search string exceed 100, a notification is automatically sent.
You can select a route depending on the external system with which you want to connect to log events:
Note: To enable you to log events correctly into the cells selected, you need to ensure that the BAROC files are loaded on the selected cell.
For more information, see the following topics in the BMC ProactiveNet online documentation portal:
(Optional) Specify the severity level of the event that you want to log into BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management for this notification.
You can select one of the following options:
Provides details regarding the saved search name, number of search results, and start and end time to display by default with the logged event.
The following table lists information that you must specify for configuring a report:
Select the email configuration.
|Send Email to||Provide the email address to which the notification must be sent with the attached report.|
|Email Subject||Provide a subject for the email.|
|Email Body||Provide the contents that must appear in the email body.|
|Attach Report||Select this check box if you want to attach a PDF report.|
|Include Log Entries||Select this check box if you want to include log entries in the PDF report (maximum first 1,000 entries).|
|Summarization Field||Select the field by which you want to summarize the chart that will be a part of the report.|
Select one of the following chart types for summarizing the search results, and include it in the report:
Click Preview to view the PDF report.