Create Alert

Applies To: Opalis 6.3

The Create Alert object is used in a policy to create a new alert in System Center Operations Manager that originated from another system monitor product.

The first time you run this object in a policy, it installs the Opalis Integration Library Management Pack in System Center Operations Manager. The Create Alert object creates an event in System Center Operations Manager, which the Opalis Integration Library Management Pack then translates into a System Center Operations Manager alert.

Important

When the Create Alert object runs for the first time, it does not create an alert. The workaround is to run it again. The new alert is created after the object is run a second time.

For the procedure to configure this object, see: Configuring the Create Alert Object.

The following tables list the properties and published data for this object. The object publishes all of the data from the required and optional properties into published data. The Custom Field properties correspond to Custom Field Numbered Items in System Center Operations Manager. For example, Custom Field1 in System Center Operations Manager corresponds to CustomField1 in the Create Alert object.

Create Alert Properties

Element Description Valid Values Lookup

Description

A description of the alert that you are creating

String

No

Name

A name for the alert

String

No

Owner

The owner name that you want to assign to the alert

String

No

Priority

The priority level that you want to assign to the alert

Integer

Yes

Severity

The severity level that you want to assign to the alert

Integer

Yes

CustomField1

The value of the first custom field

String

No

CustomField2

The value of the second custom field

String

No

CustomField3

The value of the third custom field

String

No

CustomField4

The value of the fourth custom field

String

No

CustomField5

The value of the fifth custom field

String

No

CustomField6

The value of the sixth custom field

String

No

CustomField7

The value of the seventh custom field

String

No

CustomField8

The value of the eighth custom field

String

No

CustomField9

The value of the ninth custom field

String

No

CustomField10

The value of the tenth custom field

String

No

Create Alert Published Data

Element Description

Category

The category name of the Management Pack

Connection

The connection string to the System Center Operations Manager server that you are using

ConnectorId

The ID of the connector that generated the connection string

ConnectorStatus

The status of the connector

Context

The System Center Operations Manager context of the alert

CustomField1

The value of the first custom field

CustomField2

The value of the second custom field

CustomField3

The value of the third custom field

CustomField4

The value of the fourth custom field

CustomField5

The value of the fifth custom field

CustomField6

The value of the sixth custom field

CustomField7

The value of the seventh custom field

CustomField8

The value of the eighth custom field

CustomField9

The value of the ninth custom field

CustomField10

The value of the tenth custom field

Description

The description of the alert

Domain

The domain from which the alert came

Id

The unique ID of the alert

IsMonitorAlert

Indicates whether the alert is a monitor

LastModified

The date that the alert was last modified

LastModifiedBy

The last user to modify the alert

LastModifiedByNonConnector

Indicates whether the last modification was performed by a non-connector

MaintenanceModeLastModified

The time that the monitor maintenance mode was last changed

ManagementGroup

The Management Group to which the alert belongs

ManagementGroupId

The ID of the Management Group

MonitoringClassId

The monitoring class ID of the alert

MonitoringObjectDisplayName

The display name of the System Center Operations Manager monitoring object

MonitoringObjectFullName

The full name of the System Center Operations Manager monitoring object

MonitoringObjectHealthState

The health state of the System Center Operations Manager monitoring object

MonitoringObjectId

The ID of the System Center Operations Manager monitoring object

MonitoringObjectInMaintenanceMode

Indicates whether the System Center Operations Manager monitoring object is in maintenance mode

MonitoringObjectName

The name of the System Center Operations Manager monitoring object

MonitoringObjectPath

The path of the System Center Operations Manager monitoring object

MonitoringRuleId

The ID of the System Center Operations Manager monitoring rule

Name

The name of the alert

NetbiosComputerName

The NetBIOS computer name of the computer from which the alert came

NetbiosDomainName

The NetBIOS domain name of the domain from which the alert came

Owner

The owner of the alert

Parameters

The parameters of the alert

PrincipalName

The principal name of the computer for which the alert was created

Priority

The priority level of the alert

ProblemId

The problem ID of the alert

RepeatCount

The number of times that the alert has been repeated

ResolutionState

The resolution state of the alert

ResolvedBy

The user that resolved the alert

Server

The name of the System Center Operations Manager server

Severity

The severity level of the alert

SiteName

The site name of the alert

StateLastModified

The time that the alert state was last changed

TicketId

The ticket ID of the alert

TimeAdded

The time that the alert was added to System Center Operations Manager

TimeRaised

The time that the alert was raised

TimeResolutionStateLastModified

The time that the resolution state of the alert was last changed

TimeResolved

The time that the alert was resolved

Username

The user name that was used to access the System Center Operations Manager server

Configuring the Create Alert Object

To configure the Create Alert object

  1. From the Objects pane, drag a Create Alert object to the active policy.

  2. Double-click the Create Alert object icon. The Properties dialog box opens.

  3. Configure the settings in the Details tab:

    1. In the Server section, click the ellipsis button (...), and select the Operations Manager server Connection that you want to use for this object. Click OK.

    2. In the Properties section, at least one field is required to define the object. Click Select fields. The Add/Remove Property dialog box appears. From the Available list, select the fields that you want to configure in the alert and click the Add button. The fields appear in the Selected list. When you have finished selecting fields to be updated, click OK. The fields that you selected appear in the Properties list.

    3. Enter a value for each of the selected properties. If the property is Lookup-enabled, you can click the ellipsis (…) button next to the text box to browse for a value.

      You can also use published data to automatically populate the value of the property from the data output by a previous object in the workflow.

      To use published data

      1. Right-click the property value box, click Subscribe, and then click Published Data.

      2. Click the Object drop-down box and select the object from which you want to obtain the data.

      3. To view additional data elements common across the policy, select Show Common Published Data.

      4. Click the published data element you want to use, and then click OK.

        For a list of the data elements published by each object, see the "Published Data" tables in the object topic. . For information about the Common Published Data items, see "Policy Workflow Rules" in Opalis Integration Server Client User Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=205284).

  4. For information about the settings on the General and Run Behavior tabs, see Common Configuration Instructions for All Objects.

  5. Click Finish.

To view the Opalis Integration Library Management Pack in System Center Operations Manager

  • Open the System Center Operations Manager console. Click Administration, and then click Management Packs.

Other Objects

The Integration Pack for System Center Operations Manager contains the following additional objects: