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Differentiating Down and Alert



I want to make a difference between Down (not available) and Alert of sensors of a device. As such we have one Alert created for one Sensor of a device when it is down (Typically PING). For other sensors such as Disk (WMI Free Disk Space) We want a warning in a range from 10-25% and an Alert when Dispace is less than 10%. We do not want a message if the disk sensor is "Down" and has no signal.

The reason is that we only want one message if a machine is down and one if it is up. Next to this we want to have messages if defined ranges or results of a sensor do not meet.

At the moment every down of a machine creates down for every sensor. If you have something like VMWARE host going down its very hard to find your way through the jungle of messages.

alerting down message

Created on Sep 17, 2014 7:47:18 AM

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Have you tried setting the Ping sensor as the "Master for device" under "Schedules, Dependencies, and Maintenance Window" for the Ping sensor? This will help eliminate multiple sensor alerts when an entire device becomes unavailable.

With your other sensors, you can Edit the channels, enable limits, and then put in the values you require.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Created on Sep 17, 2014 7:00:55 PM



Hallo Oliver,

if your not german please ask again, so i can answer in english.

Hast du versucht, den Ping als Hauptobjekt für das jeweilige Gerät zu konfigurieren. Grade wenn an einem Gerät viele Sensoren hängen, wird es schnell unübersichtlich wenn das Gerät nicht mehr erreichbar ist. Ich setzte den Ping immer als Hauptobjekt für das ganze Gerät. So wird, wenn das Gerät nicht erreichbar ist nur der Ping als Alarm angezeigt, der Rest der Sensoren pausiert automatisch.

hth Martin

Created on Sep 18, 2014 7:00:02 AM

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