Reporting: Configure an Alert

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You can configure an alert by setting up alert notifications and adding a notification method to a rule.

Note: Only Administrators can set up these notifications.

To configure an alert:

  1. Select MonitorReports.
    The Manage tab is displayed.
  2. Click Alerts.
    The Alert view is displayed.
  3. In the Alert toolbar, click .
    The Create/Modify Alert panel is displayed.

  4. Click Enable to enable the alert.
  5. In the Rule Basis field:

    1. Click Browse.
      The Lookup Rule Basis dialog box is displayed.
    2. Navigate the Rule tree and select a rule.
    3. Click OK.
      The Rule name is displayed in the Rule Basis field.
  6. From the Data Sources drop-down list, select a data source.

    Note: If the data source is not listed, then ensure you have Read permissions set for the data source. This is applicable for NWDB and Warehouse Connector data sources. For more information, see Configure Data Source Permissions topic in the Host and Services Configuration Guide.

  7. Select the Push to decoders checkbox for the Reporting Engine to send the rule to the Decoder.
  8. (Optional) Enter an alert description in the Description field.
  9. From the Severity drop-down list, select the severity level.
  10. In the Notification field:

    1. Select the appropriate notification.
      The selected notification tab is displayed in the Create/Modify Alert dialog box.
    2. (Optional) Deselect the notification to disable the notification tab.
    3. Define an action in one of the Notification tabs:

      1. In the Record tab field:
        1. From the Execute drop-down list, select the frequency for recording an alert. 
        2. Enter the RECORD message. You can create a new message or select a template in the Body Template field and modify the template here.
        3. (Optional) If templates have been defined, select a template for the RECORD message that you can use as is or modify.
      2. In the SMTP tab field:
        1. From the Execute drop-down list, select a value to identify the number of times to send an email message for the alert.
        2. Enter an email address or comma-separated list of email addresses to send this alert. 
        3. Enter the subject of the email message.
        4. Enter the body of the message. You can create a new message or select a template in the Body Template field and modify the template here.
      3. In the SNMP tab field:
        1. From the Execute drop-down list, select a value to identify the number of times that you want to send an SNMP message for the alert.
        2. Enter the SNMP message. You can create a new message or select a template in the Body Template field and modify the template here.
      4. In the Syslog tab field:

        Note: You can configure Multiple Syslog servers on the Syslog Configuration panel. For more information, see Reporting Engine Output Actions topic in the Host and Services Configuration Guide.

        1. Click .
          The New Syslog Configuration dialog box is displayed.
          new_syslog_config_dialog_104.png
        2. From the Syslog Configs drop-down list, select a value for the syslog configuration.
        3. From the Execute drop-down list, select a value to identify the number of times to send a Syslog message for the alert.
        4. From the Facility drop-down list, select the facility.
        5. From the Severity drop-down list, select the severity level.
        6. Enter the Syslog message. You can create a new message or select a template in the Body Template field and modify the template here.
        7. Note: If you want to add a metakey, specify the same in the format: ${meta.metakey}. For example, ${meta.ip.dst}.

        8. Click Save.
          The Syslog configuration gets added to the alert.
  11. Click Create.
    NetWitness creates an alert with a confirmation message that the alert is saved successfully. NetWitness generates the alert and executes the output actions every minute.
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