System Center Operations Manager by Jonathan Hambrook

September 3, 2007

Options for adding more detials to SNMP Alerts

Filed under: Issues, Microsoft, SCOM 2007 — opsmgr @ 4:17 pm

As many of you who use SNMP may be finding that all the Alerts come in with the IP Address. In a large environment this can be an issue and as this is the mechanism in which they are added to the SCOM Database there is no way around this directly. However…

You have 2 options to make this a little easier.

1st you can enter the DeviceName in the Alert Description:



2nd you can use the custom fields if you have the option. Alert Generated Rule will allow for Custom Field editing.

Again add: $Target/Property[Type=”MicrosoftSystemCenterNetworkDeviceLibrary6050000!Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkDevice”]/Name$ to the particular Custom Field.


Of course this is provided you have setup the SNMP setting on the device with the correct name you refer to that device.

This is what you will see in your Alerts: (I have blanked out the detail due to confidentiality)

Alert View:

Alert Description:

 Custom Field:

Hope this makes your life a little easier 🙂


1 Comment »

  1. I have a question, how is it possible to edit the Alerting in for. exampel the Snmp Monitor “Device Status Check Properties”. I cant modify the alert, because its all greyed out.

    Do i need permissions, or isn it posstible to edit the stuff off the default package?

    Comment by Fresh — September 13, 2007 @ 9:25 am

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