You can set site-wide alert actions that are triggered when WMI or SNMP ceases to work on a device. This alert determines that monitoring has stopped on a device, and that the monitoring protocol has failed. You can then investigate the root cause of the failure and resolve the problem.
This site-wide setting overrides the system default. See Setting System-Wide Alerting Actions for Loss of Monitoring Protocol.
- In Service Center, click Site Management > Sites.
- Click the name of a site.
- Click the Alert Configuration tab.
- In the Loss of Monitoring Protocol Configuration area, clear the Use System Defaults check box.
- Click Modify.
- Do the following to change the alert configuration:
- To add an alert category when the monitoring protocol drops on a device so that it appears on the Central Dashboard, click Categorize Alert and add a category from the list. To set up a new alert category, see Creating Alert Categories. Click Save.
- To create a trouble ticket when a monitoring protocol is dropped, select the Create Trouble Ticket check box.
- To send an email when a monitoring protocol is dropped, select the Send Email check box and configure the settings. If multiple devices are discovered from the same scan, they are included in the same email.
To call a pager when a monitoring protocol is dropped, select the Call Pager check box and click Call Pager. Select the All Users for the Site Whose Role is Configured to Receive Pager Alerts option button. Click Save.
- To escalate an alert if an alert has not been resolved in a set amount of time, select the Escalate Alert check box and select a time after which the Alert Escalation takes effect.
- Click Save.