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How to Create Notification Subscribers

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

In System Center 2012 – Operations Manager, when an alert is generated, Operations Manager can notify designated individuals by email, instant message (IM), or text message (SMS). Notifications can also run commands automatically when an alert is raised on a monitored system. A notification requires a channel, a subscriber, and a subscription.

These procedures explain how to create subscribers for notifications. A notification subscriber defines when to send notifications and the addresses to which the notifications should be sent. A subscriber can be an individual user account or a distribution list.

Notification channels must be enabled before you create subscribers. After a subscriber is created, you create a notification subscription that defines the format of the notification message and any filters such as age or severity of the alert.

To create a notification subscriber as an administrator

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  3. Under Notifications, right-click Subscribers, and click New subscriber.

  4. On the Description page, type a display name for this subscriber.

  5. On the Schedule Notifications page, click Always send notifications, or Notify only during the specified times and specify when notifications should be sent to this subscriber. The options available allow you to:

    • Limit notifications to a specific range of dates.

    • Specify that notifications are sent only during certain hours or except for certain hours.

    • Specify that notifications will be sent only on certain days of the week.

    • Set a time zone to be used for the subscriber.

    noteNote
    The settings on the Schedule Notifications page apply globally to the subscriber. You can also specify unique schedule settings for each address that you add to the subscriber, in the following steps. For example, you can add one email address that receives the notifications during business hours and add a second email address that receives the notifications outside of business hours.

  6. On the Subscriber Addresses page, click Add to add subscriber addresses to the notification.

  7. On the Describe the Subscriber Address page, enter a name to identify the subscriber address, and then click Next.

  8. On the Provide the Channel and Delivery Address page, perform the following steps:

    1. In Channel Type, select between email, instant message, text message, or command for the method of notification.

    2. If you select command for channel type, in Command Channel, select the name of a command channel. The command channel must be created before you create the subscriber. Skip the next step, because no delivery address is specified for a command channel.

    3. In Delivery address for the selected channel, enter the address to which the notification should be sent.

    4. Click Next.

  9. On the Schedule Notifications page, click Always send notifications, or Notify only during the specified times and click Add to create a date range, and then click Next.

  10. Click Add to define another subscriber address. Otherwise, click Finish, and then click Close.

  11. The new subscriber displays in the Subscribers pane.

Next task: How to Create Notification Subscriptions

To create a notification subscriber as an operator

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Operators or Advanced Operators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Tools in the top menu bar, and then click My Subscriber Information.

  3. The Description page displays the name you are logged in as and cannot be changed. Click Next.

  4. On the Schedule Notifications page, click Always send notifications, or Notify only during the specified times and click Add to create a date range, and then click Next.

  5. On the Subscriber Addresses page, click Add to add subscriber addresses to the notification.

  6. On the Describe the Subscriber Address page, enter a name to identify the subscriber address, and then click Next.

  7. On the Provide the Channel and Delivery Address page, perform the following steps:

    1. In Channel Type, select between email, instant message, text message, or command for the method of notification.

    2. If you select command for channel type, in Command Channel, select the name of a command channel. The command channel must be created before you create the subscriber. Skip the next step, because no delivery address is specified for a command channel.

    3. In Delivery address for the selected channel, enter the address to which the notification should be sent.

    4. Click Next.

  8. On the Schedule Notifications page, click Always send notifications, or Notify only during the specified times and click Add to create a date range, and then click Next.

  9. Click Add to define another subscriber address. Otherwise, click Finish, and then click Close.

Next task: How to Create Notification Subscriptions

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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