Alert Rule Properties: Alert

Use this tab to specify whether a match to this rule generates an alert, and the properties for that alert.

This tab contains the following options:

Generate alert
Specify whether a match to this rule generates an alert.
Enable state alert properties
Specify that state alert properties are enabled. When you select this check box, the Editbutton is enabled, which when clicked, launches the Alert Severity Calculation for State Ruledialog. This dialog allows you to add or modify alert severity conditions for this rule.
Alert severity
Specify the level of severity of the alert, such as Security Issueor Critical Error.
Specify the person responsible for tracking and resolving the alert.
Resolution state
Specify the status of the resolution process of the alert, such as Newor Resolved. The resolution state indicates whether the resolution process has begun.
Alert source
Specify the source of the alert. The default is $Source Name$, but you can specify another parameter by clicking the arrow and selecting from the list.
Describe the alert. Press Enterto insert line breaks within the Description box.
Server role
Specify the role that the server plays in regard to the alert. For example, the agent or the MOM Database.
Specify the instance of the alert, such as the source domain or provider name.
Specify the component of the Server role.

To populate the custom fields of the alert, click Custom Fields.