Assigning Responses to a Rule

You can assign an automated response to perform an action based on criteria specified in a rule, such as an event, an alert, a performance sample, or a performance threshold.

To assign a response to a rule that is already created

  1. In the Navigation pane, click Management Packs.
  2. In the Detail pane, click Rule Groups.
  3. In the Navigation pane, expand Rule Groups.
  4. Navigate to the rule group that you want to associate with a computer group.
  5. Navigate to the rule to which you want to specify a response.
  6. In the Navigation pane, right-click the rule name, and click Properties.
  7. Click the Responsestab. The types of responses are as follows:
    Execute a command or batch file
    Executes command lines using the shell command processor, “cmd.exe”. This response type supports agentless monitoring.
    Send a notification to a Notification Group
    Sends notification messages to the specified notification groups. Depending on the settings of the operators in a given notification group, you can send an e-mail, page an operator, or run a batch command that triggers a non-Microsoft notification mechanism.This notification response executes only on the server.
    Script Response
    Executes an Active Scripting script. The scripts can create any MOM data type and send it to the engine through the exposed Script Object Model. The script responses always run "out-of-process" in the host process to increase reliability of the engine.
    Managed Code Response
    Executes any method in a given managed code assembly that conforms to some signature requirements. Similar to script responses, managed code assemblies optionally can interact with MOM through a context object. Managed code responses are always executed in a host process to improve reliability of the MOM runtime.
    Send an SNMP trap
    Sends alert information as an SNMP message.
    Update state variable
    Updates a state variable that can be accessed through a managed code response or a script response.
    File Transfer Response
    Downloads or uploads files from or to a Web server by using the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).