Standard Alerts

Standard Alerts

This section contains the complete information about alerts available in standard version of Network Eagle.

Available alert types

The following alert types are available at present:
Play sound
This alert can play a sound file located on your local or network disk. The audio device installed on your system driver must be able to play this sound file. If the alert cannot find the specified sound, it uses the default system event sound instead. If it can find neither the default system sound nor the specified sound, it plays no sound.
Execute command
This alert can execute a system command. You can specify *.exe modules with command line arguments or *.cmd or *.bat scripts.
Send mail
The mail alert is probably the most commonly used alert. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is used to send mail notification in the Network Eagle Monitor application. You can use templates in the body, from and subject fields of the message to send the check state, failure time, etc.
Syslog event
SysLog is a special Unix daemon (an analog of Windows services) for handling logging tasks on Unix systems. Also, there are some free syslog implementations for the Win32 platform. On a local are network you can configure a central log server to keep all the important information on one machine using the syslog server. The Network Eagle application allows you to send events to the syslog daemon with a wide range of parameters.
Eventlog event
This alert can write user-defined message to Windows Event Log either on local computer or remote. You are able to add into the Event Log message check specific information using special pseudo-macro variables.
Script execution
This alert can execute a user-defined script (usually, VB Script or Java Script), where the user can specify his own script code in order to perform any action. You can install third-party script providers, for example, ActivePerl for the Perl language or ActivePython for Python and use them instead of standard VB Script and Java Script.
Restart computer
This alert can restart either local or remote computer. You can control this process with a number of options.
Change Windows service status
This alert can start/stop/restart either local or remote (LAN) Windows service.

See Also

Play sound, Execute command, Send mail,
Syslog event, Script execution, Eventlog event,
Restart computer, Control Windows service