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Execute an external program

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Created by Steven Bansil, last modified by Steven Bansil on Jan 29, 2017

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There are several circumstances where you may want to execute a program when a specific network event occurs. Use the Edit Execute Program Action window to specify the executable that should be started when the specified alert is triggered or reset, as shown in the following procedure.

External programs selected for this action must be executable using a batch file called from the command line.

  1. Click Execute Program.
  2. Specify the batch file to execute, either by typing the complete path and name of the target file into the Program to execute field or by clicking Browse (...), to browse your folder structure and select the target executable.
  3. Click Time of Day, and then enter the time period when you want to execute the external program.
  4. Select the days on which you want to execute the external program.
  5. Click Alert Escalation, and then check any of the following options, as appropriate for your alert:

    • To disable the action when the alert has been acknowledged, check Do not execute this Action if the Alert has been Acknowledged.
    • To execute the action repeatedly, while the trigger condition exists, check Execute this Action repeatedly while the Alert is Triggered, and then provide an action execution interval.
    • To delay alert action execution, check Delay the execution of this Action, and then provide the interval the alert engine should wait.
  6. If you are finished configuring your external program execution action, click OK.
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17:42, 29 Jan 2017