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Configure advanced alert settings

On the Advanced tab of the alert creation screen, you can define optional details about an alert.

Configure a search specific to the context of the alert

You can use this option to define a search query that displays additional information about the resources for which the alert is raised.

For example, if you have an alert that is raised when the VMs under a host do not send a heartbeat, you can set up a query on the Advanced tab to display the list of VMs.

  1. Select the item type for which you want to define the in-context query.
  2. In the Search Query field, specify the query:
    • Enter the search query you want to use.
    • Alternatively, click Query Attribute, and select the attribute to use as search query.
  3. Provide a description of the query. This information is used as a tooltip.
  4. Click Choose Sort Field, and select the attribute by which you want to sort the results of the search query.
  5. Select whether you want to display the results in ascending or descending order, and click Save.

For information about displaying the results of the in context search query, see Access historical alert information.

Configure a performance graph specific to the context of the alert

In the In Context Performance Graph grouping, you can specify the performance graph you want to display in context with the resources the alert is raised for.

  1. Click Choose Graph.
  2. Select a performance metric from the list, and click OK.
  3. Click Save.

For information about displaying a performance graph in context, see Access historical alert information.

Specify SNMP trap OIDs

Virtualization Manager can integrate with external monitoring tools and can send SNMP traps to these tools. SNMP traps are automatically sent for every alert if your system is configured for at least one trap receiver.

In the SNMP Trap OID Override field, you can specify a different OID for an alert if you do not want all alerts to use the same OIDs. The SNMP alerts are always prefixed by the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager enterprise OID.

For more information, see Configure hosts to receive SNMP traps for alerts and discovery.

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