WhatsUp Gold allows you to configure action policies that can be applied to application instances and components you are monitoring. An action policy determines actions to take when an application instance or component transitions from one state to another. The transition to states are up, down, warning, and maintenance. You must create one or more actions before creating an action policy. You may also apply a blackout policy to the action policy. The blackout policy determines when to apply the action policy and when it should be ignored due to routine activities, such as maintenance periods. Please note, all applications and systems monitored should have their system clocks synchronized so that actions and policies work correctly according to the settings and scheduled actions.
To begin configuring action policies, individual actions, as well as associated blackout schedules specific to application monitoring, select SETTINGS > Application Monitoring > Application Monitoring Actions and Policies. While configurations using this interface are saved and maintained separately from actions and policies applicable to monitored devices, the controls and procedures for creating and managing them are the same. Once created, you can assign action policies to application instances or individual components within an instance.
To assign an action policy to a single application instance or component:
To assign an action policy to multiple application instances or components:
Note: If you select All Application Profiles from the top level of the Application Profiles navigation tree, you also have the ability to apply action policies to multiple application profiles as once using the same methods described here. However, assigning action policies to application profiles only serves to modify the profiles’ settings in the event an instance is created using that profile in the future.