Action Lists are useful for creating a standard notification pattern for monitors. Possible ideas for actions lists:
- During hours, and after hours notification lists
- On-call notification list (easily add or remove someone from one list rather than from many individual monitors)
- Procedures to run for high priority problems
- Standard procedures for specific problems (IIS being down for example)
Action Lists are normal system actions that can be added to any monitor. The only configuration needed is to add the actions that will be called by this action when it is called.
For an example monitor below, the action list shown above is assigned to this monitor and many others like it. When any of these monitors detects a problem, they will
run all of the actions defined in the "Service Level Agreement Alert" action list.
If the action should not be used 24/7 you can use the Schedule button to
specify when notifications should be sent to the given pager. On off hours
the action acts as though it isn't configured at
all. The dark green below indicates 'on hours' and the lighter grey
specifies 'off hours'.