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  • Blog Post: Updating custom alert fields using subscriptions and powershell

    Alerts in OpsMgr have lots of good information on them already – but wouldn’t it be cool if you could add your own custom information to the custom alert fields of the alert?  There are lots of reasons why this might be useful – you might just want to add extra information to an alert – or extra...
  • Blog Post: Categories Filter Missing in OpsMgr R2 Notifications

    In OpsMgr SP1, the option to filter notifications by category was available in the UI.  In R2, many changes were made to improve the flexibility of notification subscriptions but the category option was not included.  Does that mean you can no longer create notifications filtered by category...
  • Blog Post: Standard operators and subscriptions

    Do you like the idea of spending several hours creating all of the notification subscriptions your opsmgr operators will ever need?  If that sounds fun to you – enjoy.  For the rest of us, opsmgr allows a standard operator the ability to create their own subscriptions for alerts of interest...
  • Blog Post: TelAlert and OpsMgr

    Was working recently trying to setup email paging through TelAlert in OpsMgr 2007. Setting up TelAlert requires using the command notification channel and passing parameters to TelAlert. Try as we may, there were some issues we just couldn't get around when passing data directly out of OpsMgr to TelAlert...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 Command Line Notifications and Alert ID

    Was working on setting up some command line notifications this week and ran into an issue I didn't find documented anywhere so thought I'd post it here. When using command line notifications it is often of interest to pass command line variables to the program being called.  One such variable is...
  • Blog Post: Command line notifications and variables

    When enabiling modem paging (or similar) it is often a requirement to pass the user name or phone number of the user being contacted to the application handling the paging operation. In MOM 2005 this was easily done using the $operator$ command line variable. It is still very easy to do in OpsMgr 2007...
  • Blog Post: A few questions of interest - Question 8

    1. Is it possible to create notifications on a rule by rule basis? If so, how? If not, why not? Yes, this is possible but not as you might expect. There is no exact method for configuring notifications on specific rules/monitors and not others in the GUI but we do expose this ability through code...
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