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How to create a SolarWinds NPM alert to trigger when a Group Member is Down

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Created by Shane Horgan, last modified by Chris.Moyer_ret on Sep 20, 2017

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This article lists the steps for creating an alert to trigger when a member of a group is down. 


  • NPM 11.5 and later


1. Log into the Orion Web Console.

2. Click Settings > All Settings > Manage Alerts.

3. Locate the out of the box alert "Group is down" & Click Duplicate and Edit.

4. Give the alert a name and complete the required details. 

5. Under the trigger condition, replicate the following screen shot.


6. Under the Trigger Actions tab, edit the Send an Email option:

    a. Click Insert Variable.

    b. Find and Select the variable "Group Member Root Cause".

This variable identifies the node that caused the group to have a down status. 

7. Click Save Changes and test accordingly. 



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