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Test alerts

Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Feb 02, 2017

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You do not have to actually experience a device failure to confirm that your alerts are working. SolarWinds NPM provides a Test Alerts function that allows you to ensure that you have configured your alerts properly, as shown in the following procedure.

Test a configured alert

  1. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Alerting, Reporting, and Mapping > Advanced Alert Manager.
  2. Click Configure Alerts.


  3. Check the alert you want to test, and then click Test.

    For purposes of this example, check Alert me when a node goes down as it is the same alert that was configured previously.


  4. Select Alert on Network Node, and then select your Server.


  5. In the Test Alert Definition area, click Test Alert Trigger.


  6. Review the alert test log as the test completes.

View the results of each alert actions

After the test is complete, you can view the results of each of your alert actions as follows:

  • To view the results of your email alert action, open EvaluationAlertLog in your Orion folder, typically <Volume:>\Program Files\Solarwinds\Orion.
  • To view results of your Syslog message action, click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Syslog and SNMP Traps > Syslog Viewer.
  • To view the results of your Syslog message action, click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Syslog and SNMP Traps > Trap Viewer.
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20:11, 1 Feb 2017