Mobile alerting with tracking & escalation for Site 24x7
Site 24×7 is a hybrid Server and performance monitor with easy to configure dashboards and user setup. SIGNL4 ensures that all on duty members receive, acknowledge and resolve critical alerts, all from their smartphones. With persistent notifications and escalation chains there will never be a critical alert that goes unattended. SIGNL4 also offers ad-hoc collaboration between team members for each and every alert, so Subject Matter Experts can be looped in to help resolve issues.
How it Works
SIGNL4 team email address establishes connection with Site 24×7 to enable mobile notification and alerting capabilities for operational and network teams.
Forwards Site 24×7 incidents to SIGNL4 for mobile alerting
Uses SMTP email to connect to your SIGNL4 team
Staff can acknowledge and take ownership for critical incidents that occur
Communicate within an alert to address a problem
Alerts are escalated in case of no response
On-call scheduling to alert the right people at the right time
Server Up-time Monitoring
Tickets and Incidents are sent to SIGNL4
Event categorization, routing and automated delivery
Persistent Notifications by push, text and voice call with Tracking, Escalation and Confirmation to Staff on Duty
HOW TO INTEGRATE
In our example we are using Site 24×7 to monitor the up-time of critical servers. We are setting up an end user with the SIGNL4 email address to send alerts when a Hyper-V VM can not be reached.
SIGNL4 is a mobile alert notification app for powerful alerting, alert management and mobile assignment of work items. Get the app at https://www.signl4.com.
For this integration we will use the downloadable agent and install it to a Hyper-V VM. From the Home screen select the Hyper-V button under Virtual Infrastructure Monitoring.
Select the Windows logo.
Download the agent and follow the instructions on the Site24x7 website.
Within a few minutes you will see the server show up on the site under Sever monitor > Servers.
By default, the following monitors are setup. Click the + sign to add more.
We added a resource check as shown below.
Next we need to connect SIGNL4 to Site24x7 by creating a user with the SIGNL4 team email address. Under the Admin section under Users & Alerts click Add User and enter in the details for this user.
Upon creating the contact you will immediately get an alert within SIGNL4 to confirm and join the organization. Follow the link in the alert and create the login.
All on-duty team members will start receiving the alerts generated from Site 24×7 as they happen in real-time.
ALERT OPTIMIZATION SIGNL4 can further increase the visibility of alerts through its Signals and Services section. Augmenting the color and icon of alerts will provide more relevant information at a glance without having to open the alert.
Change alert color and override title + text
Override text, colors and titles are triggered by keywords set within the mobile app.
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