SMS Direct messages are similar to SMS messages, except a phone line is not required. Instead, messages are sent directly to a cell phone, or other texting capable device, via a GSM modem. If the receiving phone is not active or is out of range when a SMS message is sent, messages are received when the phone is turned on. SMS messages are listed in the WhatsUp Gold Action log.
You need the following items to use the SMS Action:
Configure the following:
Note: All non-numeric characters, other than the comma, such as "-" and ".", are ignored.
Note: There is a 2,000 character limit in this box.
Note: The list displays all ports associated with the GSM modem, including virtual and hard-wired, serial ports. You must select the port that is assigned to the modem in the Windows Device Manager.
Alert Center Message. Message that is to be sent from a WhatsUp Gold Alert Center notification including percent variable codes. Note that embedding percent variables can expand actual character count.
Tip: To enter Alert Center percent variables, click the Alert Center Message box.
Note: If the message exceeds 140 characters, the message will be broken into up to 3 parts and will be sent as separate messages ("1 of 3", "1 of 2", etc.).