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Replaceable Tags

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Alarm Configuration can be further enhanced by 'Replaceable Tags'. An email action is configured, if, for e.g., Tomcat Server goes down. While creating the E-Mail action, you can specify the "Message" as "This resource is running $HOSTNAME at port $PORT". If the Tomcat Server goes down, then email action is triggered with a message that contains the actual name of the Host and Port Number. Hereby the Dollar Tags are replaced with the host in which the tomcat server is running and the exact port of the tomcat server.

Further, if you want Applications Manager to pass arguments to Custom Scripts, which would be invoked as part of 'Execute Program Action', you can make use of Replaceable Tags.

For e.g., in 'Execute Program Action' , you can give the value for 'Program To Execute' to be
<run.bat $HOSTIP $MONITORNAME $PORT>

If the action is invoked then the $tags would be replaced with the then actual values say
<run.bat 191.167.111.27 MyServer 9090>


Find below the dollar tag parameters that can be associated with their probable values.


Tags

Values

$MONITORNAME

Name of the Monitor

$MONITORGROUP

Name of the monitor group/ sub group/ web application group.

$ATTRIBUTE

Various Attributes like Health, Availability, etc.,

$ATTRIBUTEVALUE

Value of the attribute (eg., response time, memory usage,etc.,) that triggered the alarm.

$SEVERITYASNUMBER

1 (Critical/Down)
4 (Warning)
5 (Clear/Up)

$SEVERITY

Critical, Warning, Clear, Up and Down

$HOSTIP

The IP Address of the Host

$MONITORTYPE

Various Monitor Types like Tomcat-server, MYSQL-DB-server, Script Monitor, etc.,

$OBJECTNAME

MBean Object name when associated to Custom Monitor attributes

$HOSTNAME

Name of the Host

$PORT

Port Number

$DATE

Date

$OID

SNMP OID

$RCAMESSAGE

Root Cause Message
like
Average Response Time of SQS_Tomcat-server_9095 is critical because its value 652 > 10ms.
[Threshold Details : Critical if value > 10, Warning if value = 10, Clear if value < 10]

$THRESHOLDMESSAGE

The message specified by the user for the different severity levels in Threshold Profile.

$URL
The URL of the monitor from where the action is triggered.
$TECHNICIAN The user who acknowledges the alarm generated.
$ANNOTATION Use the $ANNOTATION tag to add more details on a particular alarm
$STATUSFROM Date/time when the sent status occured
$Label
Custom Fields tag for the label of a resource.
$Configuration Item Id
Custom Fields tag for the Configuration Item ID of a resource.
$Department
Custom Fields tag for the department of a resource
$Description
Custom Fields tag giving the description of a resource.
$Location Custom Fields tag for Location Details like Name, Floor, Building, City, State, Country and Postal code
$User / Owner Custom Fields tag for the user or owner assigned.

Limitation of Dollar tags

 

$ATTRIBUTE
$DATE
$MONITORNAME

$MONITORGROUP
$MONITORTYPE
$RCAMESSAGE
$SEVERITY
$SEVERITYASNUMBER

These attributes will work for all the monitors / monitor groups
$HOSTIP
$HOSTNAME
$PORT
These attributes will not work for Monitor groups / URL / URL sequence monitor / Script Monitor / WMI counters / Web Services.
$OBJECTNAME This will work only for JMX custom attributes
$OID This will work only for SNMP custom attributes
$HOSTIP, $HOSTNAME These will not work for Ping monitor and File Monitor.
Note: The $ tags will not be replaced when you execute the actions manually.

 

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