How To - Use an "Alert Style" add-in component
IPSentry "Alert Style" add-ins are those add-in components used in the context of alerting. These add-ins perform some task based on the results of a monitored item only.
Because of the virtually limitless capabilities of in-house or 3rd party add-in components, we could not hope to cover every aspect of every add-in. Instead, we will concentrate on only the functions that will be required by every add-in and lead you the point where the add-in takes over and IPSentry waits in the background.
In this example, we have installed the add-in as instructed by our add-in vendor and we have verified that the add-in component appears in the list by selecting Add-In Manager
from the Add-In
menu. Now, we simply wish to add an alert that uses this add-in to perform some task when a monitored item fails. (What the add-in does has no relevance in here, other than the fact that it performs a task based on the results of the selected monitored item.)
While editing a device....
Select the Add-Ins tab under the Alerts Tab
Set the Alert Status status to Enabled
Hit the Add button to bring up a list of available Alert Style add-ins.
Highlight the desired add-in from the list.
(Only add-ins of Alerting Style will appear in this list)
Hit the OK button.
Set the Alert Success functionality as desired.
Set the Alert Schedule as desired for this add-in.
Hit the Add-In Configuration button.
This is where IPSentry stops and the add-in begins. Any windows, screens, prompts, and functionality presented to you from this point will be completely dependent on the add-in component.
Hit OK and configure the remaining properties as desired for this item.