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How to enable WMI sensor to send notification for a specific Windows event log entry?



I was trying to configure a WMI sensor to monitor the event log of a local server. The sensor works fine and collects the event log entries. But I could not find out the necessary steps to modify this sensor to send an email notification if the sensor has found a specific entry in the windows event log. Maybe an example would help.

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Created on Jun 30, 2010 8:12:29 AM

Last change on Jul 19, 2010 12:50:20 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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Using WMI Event Log Sensor

In a WMI Event Log sensor's detail view, click on the Settings tab to specify several settings for this sensor. There, you define properties the log messages must have in order to be regarded by the sensor. These settings work like a set of filters. Only messages matching this filter will be counted by the sensor.

For example, to only count informational messages carrying event ID number "7036", make the following settings:

  • Event Type: Information
  • Event Source: 7036

As soon as an information message with event ID 7036 is written to the Event Log, it will be counted by the sensor.

Triggering Notifications

In the Notifications tab of the sensor you can configure notification triggers e.g. to send a notification as soon as a certain number of messages has been counted.

Created on Jun 30, 2010 2:56:10 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Jul 19, 2010 12:51:38 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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