Macros for Network Inventory alerts

Macros are combinations of static text and placeholders for dynamic content that will be replaced by actual values at runtime. Depending on the alert type, a number of pre-defined macros let you insert dynamic values into e-mail notifications.

You can use the following alert macros:

Macro Inserted dynamic value Where available

<Audit Date>

The date and time on the client computer when the alert was triggered.

All alert types

<Alert Name>

The alert name.

All alert types

<Host Name>

The name of the computer where the alert condition was detected.

All alert types

<Object List>

The list of objects or object changes that were detected, as follows:

The "[Object Name]" [Object] [Action].

Action can have the following values: was added, was removed, was detected.

For example: The "Samsung ML 2010" printer was added.

Object Change

Software Product Change

<Attribute List>

The list of object's attribute values or attribute values changes that were detected, as follows:

If the alert condition's Generate notification only if the audit attribute has changed option was not selected:

The [Attribute] of the "[Object Name]" [Object] is "[Value]".

For example: The Frequency of the "AMD Heathendom 64 Processor 3000+" CPU is "1.80".

NOTE:Network Inventory measures CPU frequency in GHz.

If the alert condition's Generate notification only if the audit attribute has changed option was selected:

The [Attribute] of the "[Object Name]" [Object] has changed.

Old: [Old Value]

New: [New Value]

For example: The Value of the "Office" Custom Field has changed.

Old: West Branch

New: Main Office

Attribute Value

<Free Space>

The information about the free disk space that fell below a certain threshold, as follows:

Free disk space on drive [Disk] ([Actual Space] GB) is below the [Threshold]% threshold.

For example: Free disk space on drive C (32 GB) is below the 20% threshold.

Free Disk Space

<RAM Size>

The information about the RAM Size value that achieved a specific number, as follows:

RAM size ([Actual Size] MB) is less than the [Threshold] MB threshold.

For example: RAM size (1024 MB) is less than the 2064 MB threshold.

Memory Size

<UAC State>

The information about the state of the UAC that was detected, as follows:

UAC is [UAC State].

UAC State can be ON or OFF.

For example: UAC is ON.

UAC

<Hardware List>

The list of changed hardware component's attributes with their old and new values.

The [Attribute 1] of the "[Object Name]" [Object] has changed.

Old: [Old Value]

New: [New Value]

The [Attribute 2] of the "[Object Name]" [Object] has changed.

Old: [Old Value]

New: [New Value]

...

For example:

The Speed of the "NVIDIA force 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet" has changed.

Old: 100 Mbps

New: 150 Mbps

Hardware Change

<Network Settings List>

The list of changed network settings with their old and new values, as follows:

The [Attribute 1] has changed.

Old: [Old Value]

New: [New Value]

The [Attribute 2] has changed.

Old: [Old Value]

New: [New Value] ...

For example: The IP Address has changed.

Old: 192.168.178.1

New: 192.168.17.1

Network Settings Change

Alert macros can be used for the Body and Subject fields of the alert notification (for details, see Alert [Alert Name] window). In the Body field, all the macros can be used. For the Subject field, only Audit Date, Alert Name and Host Name macros are available.

Types of Network Inventory alerts

Creating Network Inventory alerts