Configuring Actions

As a reminder, conditions describe the various states of any monitored objects, and actions determine what happens when a condition is met.

The conditions displayed in the Conditions pane change depending on which node or object is selected in the Navigator pane. If you don't see the Conditions pane once you have selected your desired node in the Navigator pane, select View > Conditions.

  • Select the shared groups node to see globally applied conditions in the Conditions pane. 
  • Select any applicable object level below the shared groups node to see two specific sets of applied conditions in the Conditions pane.

Conditions Pane Sections

SectionDescriptionImage
InheritedThe top section is the Inherited section that shows you any applied conditions that are being passed down to the current level.SentryOne Conditions Pane Inherited Conditions
ExplicitThe Explicit section shows you applied conditions that have been set at the current level. Each action that you set up in your environment has an associated behavior that controls how the action is carried out relative to any inherited actions. See the following table for more information about Action Behavior:
Action BehaviorDescription
DisableSpecial set of instructions that simply disallow the passed down (inherited) set of instructions.
OverrideSpecial set of instructions that are followed instead of the passed down (inherited) instructions.
CombineSet of instructions that are followed in addition to the passed down (inherited) instructions.
SentryOne Conditions Pane Explicit Conditions

Additional Information: For more information about the Conditions Pane, see the Conditions pane article.

Adding a New Action

Add a new Action to your desired node by completing the following steps:

1. Open the Conditions pane (View > Conditions), and then select the desired node in the Navigator pane to begin adding a new action. 

SentryOne Navigator Pane select desired nodeSelect desired node
SentryOne Conditions Pane for selected nodeConditions Pane for selected node

2. Select Add to open the Action Selector window. 

SentryOne Conditions Pane Add Explicit Condition

3. Expand the applicable object and condition. Use the checkbox(s) to select which actions should be taken in response to the condition being met, and then select OK to save your changes.

SentryOne Actions Selector select desired action

Changing Inherited Conditions

Change the behavior for an Inherited condition by completing the following steps

1. Open the Conditions pane (View> Conditions),and then select the desired node in the Navigator pane. 

SentryOne Navigator Pane select desired node
SentryOne Conditions Pane for selected node

2. Select the condition you want to change in the Inherited section of the Conditions pane, and then select Disable, Override, or Combine.

SentryOne Conditions Pane Override selected condition 

Note:  When an inherited condition is overridden or disabled, it appears in the Inherited section, but its text is grayed-out, and its status is Overridden.  SentryOne Conditions Pane Overridden Condition example

Additional Information: For more information about actions and conditions, see the Alerting and Response System topic.