Solarwinds Orion NPM Send SMS Integration

This article outlines the integration of Solarwinds Orion NPM (Network Performance Monitor) with Varius Message Router to send SMS alerts.
Please refer to Send SMS from external systems page to see other integration examples.

Concept

The concept involves configuring Solarwinds Orion NPM to access a custom URL in Varius Message Router. The format of the custom URL is:
http://<%ip_address%>/pages/sendmsg.aspx?user=<%username%>&password=<%password%>&to=<%recipient_mobile_no%>&text=<%sms_text%>

Solarwinds Orion NPM 

1. Open Start Menu > Solarwinds Orion > Alerting,Reporting, and Mapping > Advanced Alert Manager. 

2. Click on “Configure Alerts” button and the Manage Alerts window appears. Click New.

3. Select Trigger Actions Tab, and take Add New Action and select “Get or Post a URL to a Web Server” and click OK.

4. Click Configure Action. Select HTTP GET and enter the custom URL of Varius Message Router to trigger SMS.

The format of the custom URL is:
http://<%ip_address%>/pages/sendmsg.aspx?user=<%username%>&password=<%password%>&to=<%recipient_mobile_no%>&text=<%sms_text%>

An example will be:
http://192.168.0.88/pages/sendmsg.aspx?user=admin&password=password&to=91111111&text=smstext

In this example, we are assuming:
– IP address of Varius Message Router is 192.168.0.88.
– The user id / password of the licensed user is admin / password.
– The alert recipient’s mobile number is 91111111

For sms text, please include Solarwinds Orion alert variables for specific alert information.