You can set alert profiles that will be used when an alert is sent. The alert profiles are:
- Email alert profile.
- SNMP trap profile.
Email Alert Profile
An email alert profile specifies an SMTP server that is used for sending out email alerts.
From the Sensors menu, click on Alert Profiles > Email Alerts to access the Email Alert Profiles page.
Fill in the details, remembering that the Recipients email field contains the email of the parties to be alerted by email.
Setting SMS Alerts
You can set SMS alerts by creating an email alert profile. In this profile, you specify VMR as the SMTP server and utilizes the email to SMS functionality of VMR.
The settings is below:
- Profile name: VMR
- Mail server name/IP: localhost
- Mail server SMTP port: 25
- User ID: [blank]
- Password: [blank]
- Enable SSL: No
- Sender email: email@example.com
- Recipients email: [mobilenumber]@fluidsms.com
For recipients email, you can specify a contact group in VMR. For instance, if the contact group has “alertgroup” as its email alias, you can set the recipients email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The alerts will then be sent to all mermbers of the contact group.
SNMP Trap Profile
An SNMP trap profile specifies a remote host that is used for receiving SNMP traps sent by VMR.
From the Sensors menu, click on Alert Profiles > SNMP Traps to access the SNMP Trap Alert Profiles page.
Fill in the details of the remote host.