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Orion Platform products, including the Alert Manager, the Traps Viewer, the Syslog Viewer, and Network Atlas can employ Orion variables. These variables are dynamic and, in the case of alerts, parse when the alert is triggered or reset.

As of Orion Platform version 2015.1, variables have changed to a more flexible format. The previous implementation was SQL-based, and the new version is based on SolarWinds Information Service (SWIS). For example, the variable ${ResponseTime} is now ${N=SwisEntity;M=ResponseTime}.

Check your version number by scrolling to the bottom of the page in the Orion Web Console.

The following are valid, general alert variables.

General Variable

Description

${N=Alerting;M=AlertID} The ID of the alert
${N=Alerting;M=AlertName} The name of the alert from the alert field Name of alert definition in Alert Properties
${N=Alerting;M=AlertDescription} The description of the alert from the alert field Description of alert definition in Alert Properties
${N=Alerting;M=AlertDetailsURL} The URL used to get more information about the triggered alert
${N=Alerting;M=AlertMessage} The alert message from the alert field Message displayed when this alert is triggered in Trigger Actions
${N=Alerting;M=DownTime} The amount of time the alert has been active
${N=Alerting;M=ObjectType} The object type that the alert is monitoring
${N=Alerting;M=Severity} The severity of the alert from the alert field Severity of Alert in Alert Properties
${N=Alerting;M=LastEdit} The last time the alert definition has been edited
${N=Alerting;M=Acknowledged} Acknowledged status
${N=Alerting;M=AcknowledgedBy} Who the alert was acknowledged by
${N=Alerting;M=AcknowledgedTime} Time the alert was acknowledged
${N=Alerting;M=Notes} Information from the Notes field when you acknowledge alerts through the Web Console
${N=Alerting;M=AlertTriggerCount} Count of triggers
${N=Alerting;M=AlertTriggerTime} Date and time of the last event for this alert. (Windows control panel defined “Short Date” and “Short Time”)
${N=Generic;M=Application} SolarWinds application information
${N=Generic;M=Copyright} Copyright information
${N=Generic;M=Release} Release information
${N=Generic;M=Version} Version of the SolarWinds software package

It is possible to use previous generation variables, for example ${NodeName}. However, when using the variable picker, the new format is displayed by default. Previous generation variables can only be entered manually.

Some variables are no longer valid. See Defunct Alert Variables.

 
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