Use the Rule Action Editor dialog box to add or edit an existing rule action for incident rules.
Add a rule action
The following pre-defined actions are provided by default:
- Activate Configuration Action: Change the active configuration of the System Profile, for example to turn on Sensors in response to the incident.
- CPU Sampling Action Plugin: Start CPU Sampling Dashlet for the Agent that triggered the incident. See Sampling Based Diagnostics for details.
- Email Notification Action: Send notifications using SMTP to configured users.
- Memory Dump Action Plugin: Create a Selective Memory Snapshot or Selective Total Snapshot for the Agent that triggered the incident. See Incident based Memory Diagnostics for details.
- SNMP Action: Send notifications using SNMP to configured target hosts. See Using the SNMP action plugin for more information.
- Store Session Action Plugin Create a stored PurePath session of the System Profile affected by the incident. See Usage of Sessions for details.
- Thread Dump Action Pluging Create a thread dump for the Agent that triggered the incident. See Thread Diagnostics for details.
You can define your own Action plugins to use as rule actions with the Plugin interface and a plugin development SDK. See Developing a User Plugin) for quick and easy development of user-defined action plugins.
Each rule action has a set of properties that defines the action and how it is executed. Each property has one of more preset values that you can change for any rule action being defined. Values are based on the data type of the property.
|boolean||Select or clear the check box. Select it for Yes, clear it for No.|
|list||Select the property value from the list box in the Value column.|
|long||Value must be a number. You cannot use commas in the value.|
|string||Value must be a valid string value.|
Click Add after setting the rule action property values to add the action to the incident rule's actions list, and add other actions or continue to configure the action for the incident rule.
Edit a rule action
When editing existing actions, the Rule Action Editor displays the property values for the action selected in the Actions tab of the Create Incident Rule dialog box. Edit the property values according to the data type of each property, then click OK to save the values and continue to configure the action for the incident rule.