change alert name RRS feed

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  • i have exported  all sealed MP into XML by powershell Script & i saw a alert name in this MP if i change alert name into that management pack (XML) it will work  or not. i wrote a lot of message to all of u but no reply pls reply what i have to do
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:04 PM


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  • You cannot change the alert name of a sealed management pack.

    You cannot export a sealed MP to xml, change it and re-import it. You break the "seal" and break the Management Pack.

    The best option you have is to:
    - look at the rule or monitor that generates the alert
    - disable the rule or monitor that generates the alert
    - recreate the rule or monitor in a new (custom) management pack



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    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:53 PM
  • OK sir but i have done it  if it is not possible what should i do for creating rule Host down alert  as computer not reachable.i m not understanding what u want to say & what i have to do it. i have done this by this link

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:24 PM
  • I guess you could import the MP again with the new alert name, but then you have broke the seal of the management pack. One effect of that would be that you can no longer share objects between this MP and another unsealed MP. That could affect a lot if it is for example the base OS MP. It is better to follow Davies advice
     and disable the original rule, then create a new with the same settings but a new alert name.

    Anders Bengtsson
    Microsoft MVP - Ops Mgr
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:55 PM
  • A seal is there for a purpose - be it OpsMgr \ parcels or documentation of any kind in everyday life. It is to guarantee authenticity and that the objects involved haven't been tampered with. I can understand why MSFT decided to seal management packs as otherwise it would be impossible to support people changing scripts etc ... like was done in MOM 2005. 

    I don't understand precisely what you want to do. Which alert is that you don't like the name of? What is the current name? What do you want it to be called? And out of interest, why?



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    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:13 PM
  • i want change alert name in monitor "Computer not reachable", monitor target: "Health service watcher" & MP is "system center core monitoring" & alert name is "failed to connect to computer"
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:06 PM
  • Hi

    Why do you want to do this?
    What name do you want to change it to?

    The alert name states the exact nature of the problem - there is a monitor that runs and when 3 consecutive agent heartbeats are missed, a icmp ping is run to check if the server can respond to a ping request. If it doesn't you get a computer not reachable alert ..


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    Saturday, August 15, 2009 7:42 AM
  • yes it is ok but can u tell me how this monitor "computer not reachable"  can be made, if i want to make a monitor "computer not reachable" what parameters will be used..  Is it possible one to one chat with u.
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:50 PM
  • Marius Sutara (one of the developers on our team) posted something to his blog a while back about how people an use overrides to configure alert details.  Refer to his blog post at http://blogs.msdn.com/mariussutara/archive/2008/07/15/monitor-from-sealed-mp-generated-alert-and-i-do-not-like-its-description.aspx.  While the title of the blog post only discussed changing the alert description, the steps provided there cover the alert name as well.

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    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 2:23 PM