After configuring alarm for a particular monitor, if the same configuration holds good for all other monitors of the same type, then by using Alarm Template functionality you can do Bulk Alarm Configuration. Currently, Threshold and Action configurations are supported. It is very useful in cases where you want to configure identical Thresholds/Actions for a huge number of similar monitors.
For e.g., If there are ten Tomcat servers and you want to configure an email action, if the response time for Tomcat exceeds 100 seconds. The alarm (Threshold and Action) is configured for one Tomcat server and by using Alarm Template this configuration can be applied to all the other Tomcat servers.
Usage of Alarm Template is illustrated below:
Limitation: In Enterprise Edition, When a Monitor is removed from a monitor group, the associated Monitor Group template's thresholds/actions are not removed from the monitor, in the Managed Server.