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Sending SMS via BulkSMS

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Hi there

I am quite new to PRTG, so forgive what could be a very basic question, but I need some guidance please with setting up PRTG to send SMS alerts via BulkSMS.

I have an account with BulkSMS (and credit with them) and I have put my username and password in the System/Notification Delivery section in PRTG. I have selected the BulkSMS option from the provided list of carriers but am not sure what to do from there.

I have a group setup in BulkSMS that need to receive the alerts - and have been told that the API URL I need to provide is this:

http://bulksms.vsms.net:5567/eapi/submission/send_sms/2/2.0?username=******&password=******&message=Message+Text+Here&dest_group_id=123456.

The rouble is I am stuck as to where to go from here.

If anyone has an idiot's guide on the steps required to get this working I would be hugely grateful.

Many thanks.

prtg sms sms-notification

Created on Dec 17, 2012 1:44:48 PM by  plagus (0) 1



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Hi,

to send a SMS with groups predefined in BulkSMS you will have to use the custom URL option for SMS in Setup | Notification Delivery.

  • When filling in, please replace the message parameter with %SMSTEXT and the dest_group_id with %SMSNUMBER which finally would result in a URL looking like this:http://bulksms.vsms.net:5567/eapi/submission/send_sms/2/2.0?username=******&password=******&message=%SMSTEXT&dest_group_id=%SMSNUMBER
  • Now just save this settings and go to Setup | Notifications , add a new Notification and choose Send SMS/Pager Message.
  • As Recipient Number use the group id you got from BulkSMS.
  • Now save the notification and use the Test button for this notification in the notification overview.
  • Once the notification is working it can be used like any other notification.
    Best regards

Created on Dec 17, 2012 2:19:27 PM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 17, 2012 2:24:56 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]



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Hi

Thanks for that - the test SMS system is working well for me.

The only issue I have now is that I have 64 existing PING sensors to configure for SMS alerts. They already notify via email, but I need to add SMS alerting to them. Is there a way I can do this centrally? We have many other (>500) sensors on the system that are configured to notify via email only, and they must stay that way, but I do need PING to do both.

Is that possible?

Thanks!

Created on Dec 17, 2012 3:42:48 PM by  plagus (0) 1



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Hi,
when you have running the most recent version of PRTG there is the possibility to create a Library and then set the notifications based on the same on tab Notifications. All notifications created in a Library will be adapted to all sensors contained in the library.
Best regards

Created on Dec 18, 2012 7:26:04 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 18, 2012 7:26:26 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]



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