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How to have node status based on CPU load or Memory

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Created by Harry Griffiths, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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This article provides steps to have the node status reflect on the current High CPU or Memory load of a node. 

Currently, only the CPU load and Memory load resources show a red colour and this does not affect the node status, which may be UP due to the ICMP\SNMP\AGENT Based Status.


NPM version 11.5 or later 


Create an alert based on CPU load or anything you need, and add custom status as the trigger action.


Configure a Set Custom Status action for an alert:
The custom status does not affect the actual, polled values. For example, if the custom status is set to UP, but the server is down or unresponsive, packet loss continues to be 100%. Alerts based on the status do not trigger in this instance, but alerts based on a polled value, such as packet loss, do trigger.

Important: When the status is set with an alert, the status does not update to the actual, polled status. The status must be switched manually to a different status or configured to use the polled status. Change the status to use the polled status from the node details page or create a reset action to set the status to use the polled status.

To configure a custom status action for an alert:

1. When editing or adding an alert, click Add Action in an Action section of the Alert Wizard.

2. Select the Set Custom Status option, then click Configure Action.

3. Enter a name for the action in the Name of Action field.
4. Under Change Object Status Manually.

5. Select Change to a specific status if you are creating a trigger action.

6. If you select, Change to a specific status, select the status from the drop down list.

7. Select Use polled status if you are creating a reset action.

8. Expand Time of Day. Use this setting if you want to schedule this action. This schedule does not affect the overall alert schedule.

9. Select either Schedule is controlled on the alert level, no additional schedule for this action needed or Use special Time of Day schedule for this action. If you choose the latter, Click Add Schedule and then enter the time period over which you want to activate your alert action, and then select the days on which you want to activate your alert action.
10. Expand Execution Settings.
11. Check either Do not execute this action if the alert has been acknowledged already (Recommended) or Repeat this action every X minutes until the alert is acknowledged. If you choose the latter, specify the frequency to have this action repeated.

12. When done, click Add Action.



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