This article was updated to support v11.7.8 of Goliath Performance Monitor.
This article will guide you through the process of configuring syslog notifications.
Configure Syslog Notifications
- Open the Goliath Console
- Select the ‘Configure’ tab, and then the ‘Monitoring Rules’ sub menu
- Select the alert condition in which you’d like to enable email or text message notifications
- Click the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom of the page
- A new pane will open, choose the ‘Notifications’ tab
- The subsection for ‘Email’ will be selected by default, on this tab please use the ‘Email Subject’ field to define the subject for the syslog message. Please note, by default you will see characters like ‘&N’ in the subject, this is a part of our macro functionality. A full list of macros is provided in the Appendix at the end of this document.
- Click the tab for ‘Syslog’ and select the checkbox at the top of the subsection to enable syslog
- In the ‘Syslog Server Address’ field, define the IP address or machine name where the syslog alert notification will be sent.
- For the‘Syslog Facility’ drop down menu, chose the Facility that defines where the Syslog message is originating. This field is used in conjunction with the Severity field to form the syslog message priority code.
- For the ‘Syslog Severity’ drop down menu, chose the Severity that defines the severity level of the Syslog message. This field is used in conjunction with the Facility field to form the syslog message priority code.
- When finished, you can click the ‘Test Syslog’ button to confirm that the Syslog message is received by appropriately by the Syslog server.
- Click ‘Save’ when ready to enable this configuration.
Custom Email and SMS Text Notifications supports fourteen ‘Macros’ that are substituted with the appropriate data for a particular alert when it occurs. The parameters are case sensitive and must be upper case.
- &N:which is replaced by the name of the server/device causing the alert
- &A:which is replaced by the IP Address of the server/device causing the alert
- &W: which is replaced by the name of the Monitoring Rule
- &S: which is replaced by the Status message associated with this failure causing the alert status information is source dependent and differs based upon the watch type.
- For Example:
- ServerWatch: 429 Mb memory free; 2% available
- ProcessWatch: Process not running no restart attempted
- EventLogWatch: Event ID, Source, & Description
- GAAM: The full simulation details log
- For Example:
- &D: which is replaced by the date of the alert
- &T: which is replaced by the time of the alert
- &P: which is replaced by the Server/Device Description
- &O: which is replaced by the Server/Device Notes
- &G: which is replaced by the name of the Group that the Server/Device belongs
- &C: which is replaced by the Group Description
- &R: which is replaced by the Monitoring Rule ‘Description’ text
- &L: which is replaced by the for the Monitoring Rule ‘Severity’ level
- &E: which is replaced by the for the Monitoring Rule Notes
- &V: (only for CounterWatch)is replaced by the Counter value that exceeded the threshold and caused an alert.