Alert profile sequencesAn alert profile must have at least one sequence that includes one or more alert actions defined. When that profile is associated with an alert threshold or other alarm condition, it is the alert profile sequences, and their associated alert actions, that control what alert notifications are generated by the NetBotz Appliance in response to alarm conditions.
These sequences identify what will happen in response to an alarm condition, and when it will happen. For example, for a sequence that will send an e-mail to user 1, you can do the following:
- Define how many minutes to wait after the alarm occurs before an e-mail is sent to user 1.
- Select to have e-mails continuously sent to user 1 while the alarm remains active, or limit the e-mails to a specific number, as well as how much time will elapse between e-mails.
- Select capture settings for Graphs, Pictures, and Maps that may be included in an e-mail sent by a NetBotz Appliance.
- Select the alert action that has been defined to send an e-mail to user 1.
An alert profile can include multiple alert sequences which allow you to customize which alert actions are triggered, and when. For example, if sending e-mails to user 1 has not resulted in an alarm returning to its normal condition within 20 minutes, you can start sending e-mails to user 2, and start sending data to an FTP server.
How many alert profile sequences you use, and what actions they use, will depend on exactly what you want to happen, and when, for alarm conditions, including alert threshold violations, associated with the alert profile.