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Create an alert on the volume percentage used in NPM

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Created by Ezgi Muderrisoglu, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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This article shows an example of what conditions can be put in for volume percentage used between 80% - 90 % in an alert.


NPM version 11.5 and later


Use the following conditions to create an alert:

  • Node name contains .....XXXX       -  If you want to concentrate via names.


  • Node Vendor Equals .....XXXX       - If you want to concentrate on a group of devices by vendor.


  • Volume Percent Used Is Greater than or Equal to 80 %


  • Volume Percent Used is Less than or Equal to 91%


  • Move onto the Alert Action, for example, Email.


Note: There are occasions where the volume percentage can be 90.3165, for example. So if it is a .xxx above the 90% then it may not trigger your alert. Setting the percentage to 91 one higher then the 90% will ensure that all of them get included.


How to alert on Fixed Disk volumes in NPM 11.5 using Web Alerts.

1. Under the Trigger Condition tab in the alert configuration go to 'I want to alert on:' and select 'Volume' in the drop down.

2. Go to 'The scope of alert:' and select radio dial for 'Only following set of objects' and create the following logic to narrow volumes down to the 'Fixed Disk'.
    a. Select the second drop down and go to Browse All Fields and select Volume Type, keep the  third drop down as is equal to and then the last field type Fixed Disk.

3. Go to "The actual trigger condition:' and in the second drop down select 'Browse All Fields' and  choose Percent used, for the third drop down, choose is greater than or equal to and the last field, enter in chosen number for example 85%.


Quick Note

When setting up an Alert on Linux Volumes 

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