There is a reporting variable called 'Reboot %' that can trigger alarms. That works well for reporting against historical data to see reboot history.
With rules set to 5 minute poll cycles, how could a rule be configured to generate a more time sensitive alarm closer to the reboot occurrence?
How can we configure something similar to alarm more immediately when reboot instances are detected on devices monitored by eHealth?
1 - Log in to the eHealth Reporting Web UI and select the Live Health tab.
2 - Launch the Live Exceptions application and log in
3 - Go to the Setup drop down menu and select the 'Profiles' option.
4 - Default out of the box Profiles cannot be edited. Create a new Profile (using the 'New Profile...' button) or select an existing custom Profile this new Rule will reside in.
5 - After selecting the Profile to use or creating a nee one and selecting it, the 'New Rule' button becomes available. Select it.
6 - Complete the following rule setup to ensure that a Reboot variable alarm is seen whenever a device is rebooted.
6a. Select the correct Technology type for the element/group in question
6b. Select the Severity level desired for this alarm
6c. Enter the desired Rule Message (user configurable )
6d. Ensure that the Rule Type is set to Variable
6e. For the Time: field, enter 'For 0(zero) minutes out of 1 Minutes'
6f. For Variable choose the Reboot variable
6g. For Condition Type choose 'Time Over Threshold'.
6h. For threshold settings, select the 'Above Threshold' option and enter 'of 1 percent'
6i. Save the rule
7 - Ensure that that group has been applied to the profile that the above rule was created within.