Notification Profile Fields


As the configuration is similar between Notification Profiles and Shared Notifications Profiles, this page documents the definitions of the fields in the window.

New Personal Notification Profile


The following fields are common to both personal and shared notification profiles. The difference between them is that the Shared Notification Profiles have 2 extra fields that allow to share the profiles with given Roles and which Users, within those roles is making use of the shared notification profile.

At the top of the window

Host and Services

There are two sections within the Hosts/Services tab:

Either select ‘All’ or a set of Host Groups. Then check the States you want to be alerted for.

These two sections work in combination, meaning if you only wanted to be notified when Hosts within the ‘Linux Servers’ Host group, have Docker Service Checks changing to a CRITICAL state then you would configure it as below:

Host and Service Checks


Only hosts that have at least 1 service check from the chosen service groups will be added. For instance, if you select Host Group “USA” with Service Group “Database”, then only hosts that have a service check in the Database service group will be added (rather than all hosts in “USA”).

If you only want Host notifications, you will need to select Service Groups: All, but uncheck all the Service Check notification states:

Select Service Groups


Like the ‘Hosts/Services’ tab, you can select the Status you want to be notified for Hosts and Service Checks for a given set of Hashtags.

Hashtags tab


You to determine which:

BSM tab

Similarly, you can choose to be notified when one or more Components change to a ‘Failed’ state, are ‘Impacted’, or when their Availability drops below a given threshold.

Once you have configured what you want to be notified for, you can choose to enable three further options:

At the bottom of the window

Deselecting objects

If you need to deselect an object, click the name of the selected object in the drop-down selection menu. You can have nothing selected by doing this. An empty selection looks like this (circled):

Deselecting objects

Selected Objects Details

As you change the different selection parameters, mentioned above, the status line next to the Submit Changes button will update with the number of hosts and service checks selected. You should double check that you have the right objects selected for your notification profile, as an object that is not selected will not send notifications.

For the Host/Service Checks and the Hashtags tab, you can click through to see more detail of the hosts and service checks selected:

Selected Objects


The BSM tab will show the count of objects, but it will not be clickable..

This window will contain a grid of all the hosts and another grid for service checks that are in the current selection parameter. This is based on the last time Apply changes was run, so newly configured hosts or service checks will not be present yet.

You can see information such as the host icon, hostname, network address (if this is a host), service name (if this is a service check), host group and any notes associated.

There is a search box where you can type to filter the list of hosts or service checks. This filters by the hostname, network address, service name and host group field for the case insensitive search string entered.

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