Manual:The Dude/Notifications

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The Notifications pane configures any actions that can be taken when a device status changes. The predefined Notifications are the following:

  • Beep - Makes a beeping sound from the PC speaker of the server PC
  • Flash - Flashes the Dude taskbar menu
  • Log to Events - Saves information to local Event log
  • Log to Syslog - Saves information to Syslog
  • Popup - Opens a small notification window

You can also add new Notifications, more types are available in the add dialog.

  • Email - Sends email, need to specify Server address. Authentication not supported.
  • Execute locally - Run command on the local Windows machine (where Dude viewer runs), can pass variables
  • Execute on server - Run command on the Dude server machine, can pass variables
  • Sound - Plays sound. Sound files can be uploaded and chosen here
  • Group - Executes a group of actions
  • Speak - Uses Windows speach ability to say the message in a computerised voice
  • Log - Saves to local Dude Log file
  • Syslog - Saves to remote Syslog server. Need to specity Syslog address

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Each notification can be configured to run only at certain times of day. For example you might not want to play the siren sound at night, if your service is not that critical.

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It is also possible to configure how many times a notification should be run, at what intervals and at what specific status changes.

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Note: If you would like different notification behaviors for different groups, create different notifications. For example you might have Siren for Servers and Siren for Printers and one of them would repeat 3 times and the other would only run during daytime