Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Application Launch Configuration

Use this window to configure the application that you want to launch and to test the launch.

  • NOTE: Alert actions are run when a matching alert is received so the alert application launch action is a script or batch file that does not require user interaction.
Table 1. Application Launch Configuration. The following table describes the fields displayed in the application launch configuration window.
Field Description

Executable Name

Specifies the fully qualified path name and file name of the executable file that launches the application program.

Arguments

Specifies or edits any required or desired command line parameters to be used in launching the application program. You can use the following variable substitutions to specify information in the Arguments field:
  • $n = Device
  • $ip = Device IP
  • $m = Message
  • $d = Date
  • $t = Time
  • $sev = Severity
  • $st = Service Tag
  • $r = Recommended Resolution
  • $e = Enterprise OID
  • $sp = Specific trap ID
  • $g = Generic trap ID
  • $cn = Alert Category Name
  • $sn = Alert Source Name
  • $pkn = Package Name
  • $at = Asset Tag
  • $loc = Device Location
  • $mod = Model Name
Executable file: If you have an executable file (for example, createTroubleTicket.exe), to create a trouble ticket with parameters –arg1, -arg2, and so on; configure the alert application launch as follows:
  • Executable Name (with the full path): C:\temp\createTroubleTicket.exe
  • Argument: -arg1 –arg2
When the alert action is triggered, it runs the command C:\temp\createTroubleTicket.exe –arg1 -arg2 to perform the associated application launch alert action.
Batch file: If you have a batch file (for example, createTroubleTicket.bat), to create a trouble ticket with parameters –arg1, -arg2, and so on, configure the alert application launch as follows:
  • Executable Name (with the full path): C:\temp\createTroubleTicket.bat
  • Argument: -arg1 –arg2
When the alert action is triggered, it runs the command C:\temp\createTroubleTicket.bat –arg1 -arg2 to perform the associated application launch alert action.
VB script: When configuring vb script files as an alert action, provide the executable and arguments as follows. For example, if you have a script (createTroubleTicket.vbs), to create a trouble ticket that contains one parameter arg1, configure the application launch as follows:
  • Executable Name: cscript.exe or C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe (full path)
  • Argument: C:\temp\createTroubleTicket.vbs arg1
When the alert action is triggered, it runs the command cscript.exe C:\temp\ createTroubleTicket.vbs arg1 to perform the associated application launch alert action.
  • NOTE: If an alert action is not working, ensure that you have entered complete command from the command prompt.

See the sample alert action under Application Launch alert action for more information.

Test Action

Allows you to test the application launch.

  • NOTE: Alert actions are run when a matching alert is received; so the alert application launch action is a script or batch file that does not require user interaction.

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