Distributing, Sharing, Scheduling, and Alerting > Setting Up Alerts for Tabular Reports
Version 9.1
Setting Up Alerts for Tabular Reports
Use the alerting feature to notify you when a tabular report has been populated with data. For example, save a Job Summary report for Failed Events and then configure an alert for this report. The Portal will check, according to the schedule you select, for a report that contains data.
An alert can be delivered via the following mechanisms, described in detail later in this section:
Native log
NOTE: Alerting is configured at the StorageConsole Domain level. For details, see Adding/Configuring a Domain.
Configuring an Alert
You can configure alerting for any report that contains a single table. A report must be saved before you can set an alert.
1. Generate a saved report. See Generating Reports.
2. Click Actions and select Alert.
3. Use the following table to configure an alert:
Check for alerts/Schedule
To schedule a report to be checked for alerts on a regular basis, you must select one of the following options from the drop-down list:
On a defined schedule - Master schedules can be configured and then applied to reports. Modifications to a master schedule will automatically be applied to all the reports associated with that master schedule. See Configuring Master Schedules.
Hourly - Select 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 12 hours.
Daily - At: hour/minute. Select a specific time.
Weekly -
On every. Check the day(s) on which the report will be checked.
At: hour/minute. Select a specific time.
Monthly -
On the. Select the day on which the report will be checked.
At: hour/minute. Select a specific time.
The Portal can check the same report multiple times in a single day.
Run Status
Select Enabled or Disabled.
Check the box and provide a comma-separated list of email addresses.
Enter the subject. The report name is used if the field is left blank.
The user-created script needs to reside in:
Check the box and enter a shell script name (Linux). If a path name is included, it will be appended to the above path.
For example, filter a report to include only the columns that will supply values to your ticketing system. The script should include variables that match the report columns so that the values can be passed on to your ticketing system.
Administrators: To enable Script delivery, see Adding/Configuring a Domain.
When you check this box, the Port, Community string, and Management servers fields will be populated from the configured defaults. To override the defaults, overwrite any or all of the three SNMP fields.
Administrators: To enable SNMP delivery and to configure SNMP default values, see Adding/Configuring a Domain.
Native Log
When this box is checked, a log entry is written to the OS-specific log: either the Windows event log or the Linux syslog.
Administrators: To enable Native Log delivery, see Adding/Configuring a Domain.
4. Click OK to save the alert configuration.
5. Click the User Account menu and select My Scheduled Reports to view the alerts. For details on managing alerts in the Scheduled Reports list, see Viewing and Managing Your Scheduled Reports.
Deleting Alerts
1. Click the User Account menu and select My Scheduled Reports. The Scheduled Reports Administration dialog is displayed.
2. Select the required alert.
3. Click Delete.