The Create or Modify alert panel is a panel in the Alert List view. This panel allows you to create or modify an alert as per the requirement.
*You can complete these tasks here.
The following figure is an example with the important features labeled.
|1||Click Monitor> Reports to view the Manage tab.|
|2||Click Alerts to open the Alert view.|
|4||Enable the alert, navigate the rule, and select a data source to alert.|
|5||Enter a brief description of an alert.|
|6||Define the alert notification methods(RECORD, SMTP, SNMP, Syslog) to alert, when an alert condition is matched.|
The Create or Modify Alert panel has the following sections:
- Alert Definition
- Alert Description
- Alert Notification
The following table describes the fields in the Alert Definition:
The following table describes the fields in the Alert Description:
The Alert Notification allows you to define the notification action NetWitness takes when an alert is generated, for example, recording or sending the alert using one of the defined output actions. The output actions are Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), or Syslog message.
The Notification contains the default Record tab, which you use to create an alert. The icon beside the Record tab allows you to select the notification type from the drop-down list for the output to specify for the alert: SMTP, SNMP, or Syslog.
Depending on the selected notification type, the Notification section is populated with predefined text that contains variables that add Meta that is appropriate for the alert. In the Reporting Engine, these variables are replaced with actual values. The following table lists the variables and their descriptions.
The Alert Notification has four tabs:
Use the Record tab to define the frequency for recording an alert and the message to generate when an alert is generated.
The following table lists the fields in the Record tab and their description.
The SMTP tab allows you to define the SMTP (email) output for this alert.
The following table lists the fields in the SMTP tab and their description.
The SNMP tab allows you to define the SNMP output for the alert.
The Syslog tab allows you to define the Syslog message output for this alert.