Configuring a Notification Message

You can create a new message either as part of configuring a new notification or separately. You cannot immediately test the message if you create it while configuring a notification.

The message specifies the sender and receiver or receivers of the notification, the information to be sent, and the transport to use. An existing message can be assigned to one or more notifications, and each notification can include more than one message.

To define a new message
  1. In the MCS left pane under Services, click Events.

  2. Under Events, click Notifications.

  3. In the Notifications page, choose the Messages button.

  4. In the Message Configuration dialog box, click the New Message button.

    The New Message series of pages guides you through creating a new message. The same series of pages is displayed when you click Add in the Assign Messages page when you are configuring a notification.

  5. In the New Message - Options page, type a name for your message and select a transport to use, and then click Next. Message names cannot contain spaces.

    If you want to create a category in which to group new messages or add this message to an existing category, when specifying the message name, use the format category/name.

    If you want to use SMTP mail and have not previously configured it, you may need to edit its properties. For information about configuring SMTP mail, see Configuring SMTP Mail.

  6. Do one of the following:
    If you selected
    Do this
    SMTP Mail In the Mail Settings page, type the email address of the message sender and the email address of at least one receiver. To add more than one email address under To, use a semicolon delimited list. A message subject is optional.
    HTTP In the HTTP Settings page, specify the HTTP server address and the Send method to use, either Get or Post.
  7. If under Message Content you select Field Selector, on the next page, define the message content by selecting fields and adding them under Composed Text.
    If you use
    SMTP Mail You can type any text you choose between the field codes. Avoid typing inside the field codes if you rearrange the fields or include additional text. If a field code is disrupted, it is treated as text.
    HTTP The composed text must conform to the syntax for the Send method you selected.
  8. Click Finish.

  9. To test the new message, in the Configure Messages dialog box, select the message and choose the Test Message button from the toolbar. After the message is sent, you will need to check that it has been successfully received.

    For details on any of the options on these pages, click Help when the page is displayed.

Related Topics
Bullet Events and Tracing, Overview
Bullet Creating Event Notifications
Bullet Configuring SMTP Mail