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Create Message

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Create Message activity is used in a runbook to store a new message on the management server.

The following tables list the required and optional properties and published data for this activity. For more information on configuring activities, see HP Operations Manager Activities.

Create Message Required Properties

 

Element

Description

Valid Values

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Message Text

Brief description of the event that the message relates to.

String

No

Node

Name of the node generating the message.

String

No

Create Message Optional Properties

 

Element

Description

Valid Values

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Description

Detailed description of the message.

String

No

Severity

Severity of the event that the message relates to.

Normal

Warning

Minor

Major

Critical

Yes

Solution

Description of the steps taken in response to the message.

String

No

Message Group

String used for categorizing messages. Messages that have some logical connection have the same Message Group.

String

No

Subcategory

String used for more detailed organization of messages that have the same Message Group.

String

No

Product Type

String that may be used for integration with a service management product. The service management product defines the string’s value and purpose.

String

No

Problem Type

String that may be used for integration with a service management product. The service management product defines the string’s value and purpose.

String

No

Collaboration Mode

String that may be used for integration with a service management product. The service management product defines the string’s value and purpose.

fyi

peer

incident_exchange

Yes

Service Name

The name of the service that the message relates to. The severity a message can affect the status of a service that it relates to.

String

No

Message Type

String used for organizing messages.

String

No

Application

Name of the application to which the message relates.

String

No

Object

Name of the object to which the message relates.

String

No

Time Created

The time at which the agent created the message.

Datetime

Yes

Message Key

String that enables other processes to identify messages that relate to each other.

String

No

Create Message Published Data

 

Element

Description

Value Type

Message ID

Unique identifier for a message.

String

Description

Detailed description of the message.

String

Message Text

Brief description of the event that the message relates to.

String

Severity

Severity of the event that the message relates to.

String

Solution

Description of the steps taken in response to the message.

String

Message Group

String used for categorizing messages. Messages that have some logical connection have the same Message Group.

String

Subcategory

String used for more detailed organization of messages that have the same Message Group.

String

Product Type

String that may be used for integration with a service management product. The service management product defines the string’s value and purpose.

String

Problem Type

String that may be used for integration with a service management product. The service management product defines the string’s value and purpose.

String

Collaboration Mode

String that may be used for integration with a service management product. The service management product defines the string’s value and purpose.

String

Service Name

The name of the service that the message relates to. The severity a message can affect the status of a service that it relates to.

String

Node

Name of the node generating the message.

String

Message Type

String used for organizing messages.

String

Application

Name of the application to which the message relates.

String

Object

Name of the object to which the message relates.

String

Time Created

The time at which the agent created the message.

Datetime

Message Key

String that enables other processes to identify messages that relate to each other.

String

HPOM Host

The name or IP address of the HPOM management server.

String

HPOM Port

The port used to connect to the HPOM management server.

Integer

HPOM Username

The name of the HPOM used to connect to the HPOM management server.

String

WarningWarning
The Message ID that is published by the Create Message activity might not be valid in those cases where HP Operations Manager performs correlation. Therefore, caution must be taken to ensure that the Message ID published from the Create Message activity is only used in Runbooks where you are confident that the new message is not a duplicate of an existing message.

WarningWarning
The Create Message activity will succeed and publish an invalid Message ID when provided with an invalid Node.

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