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Use text to speech output

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Created by Steven Bansil, last modified by Steven Bansil on Jan 30, 2017

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You may specify a phrase that will be spoken upon alert trigger and a separate phrase for the alert reset. Orion Platform Microsoft Speech Synthesis Engine version 5.0, as included with Windows 2003 and XP Professional. If you have Orion maintenance, you may also install and use other text-to-speech engines by visiting the SolarWinds website. The following procedure configures text-to-speech output for an advanced alert trigger or reset.

Due to restrictions on Windows service applications, the Text to Speech action is not available to SolarWinds installations on either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 or later.

  1. Click Text to Speech output, and then then click OK.
  2. On the General tab, Select a Speech Engine, and then use the sliders to set the required Speed, Pitch and Volume.
  3. On the Phrase tab, type the text you want to output as speech in the Phrase to speak field.

    Click Speak to hear the text, as provided, with the options configured as set on the General tab.

  4. On the Time of Day tab enter the time period and select the days on which you want to activate your alert action.
  5. If you want to enable alert escalation, open the Alert Escalation tab, 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, as long as the trigger condition exists, check Execute this Action repeatedly while the Alert is Triggered and then provide an appropriate action execution interval.
    • To delay alert action execution, check Delay the execution of this Action, and then provide an appropriate interval for the alert engine to wait after the alert condition is met before executing the alert action.
  6. If you are finished configuring your texttospeech alert action, click OK.
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