The Notification Management Cartridge creates a single point to manage who is notified about what, structured around a 'Recipient' model.
The Recipient model works off a Master List of alarms that an organization would like to know about when they occur – at a definable (Global) severity. Inheriting rules from the master list are Recipients. The 'Recipient' objects are named and contain a list of Interested Items, Subscribed Rules, Cell Phone Numbers and email Addresses. (Acting as a container for all the elements that a person or group are interested in)
The final piece is a rule that fires whenever an Alarm Event occurs within Foglight. The rule checks to see if the Alarm is contained within the Master List, and if it is whether there are any Recipients that should be notified based off the impacted host or end-user service. The rule then dynamically creates a list of email addresses and notifies each one.
Recipient – A person or group that is interested in a set of hosts and rules on the hosts. The recipient Name and Domain combine to create a unique Recipient.
Alarm Master List – A filter that defines Alarms that an organization is interested in.
Interested Items – A Host, End-User Service or Web Monitor that has been added to one or more recipients.
Subscribed Alarm – An Alarm that has been added to one or more recipients from the master list.
The cartridge has two dependencies
- Application Operations Cartridge 5.9.1 and higher
- Web Monitor Cartridge 5.6.10 and higher
Please be aware that on occasion a restart is required after the cartridge is installed.
The current cartridge does not have capability to direct notifications for the APM End User Alarms. This will be added post December 2013 in version 2.0
The current UI and Model allows for Cell Phone numbers to be added to a recipient. At the current version no rule exists to take advantage of the data. This will be added in version 2.0
Compatibility with the APM End User Alarms.
Steps to install
- Install the cartridge that's it (enjoy)
Always welcome, I will endeavor to add features when I can and fix any issues as quickly as possible. Please be aware that this is a community cartridge and as such is not supported by Dell Software.
This is a community cartridge and is not supported by Dell Software.
Resolved issue where a Host could not be removed from a Recipient.