SMS over GSM modem alert allows sending SMS (text message) over GSM modem or phone attached to the computer. This alert is the most reliable mechanism for sending notifications about system failures or serious degradation in application performance. Delivery of SMS (text message) alerts is independent of state of your network resources and availability of your network provider, so you will be alerted when mail server or internet connection is down and other alerts fail. A GSM modem can be a dedicated modem device with a serial, USB or Bluetooth connection, or a cell (mobile) phone that provides GSM modem capabilities.
SMS over GSM modem alert functionality is available in every edition of IPHost Network Monitor. This feature is also included in trial version.
To use a GSM modem from IPHost Network Monitor you must first install the modem driver on a monitoring server/workstation. Usually the modem driver may be found on the CD or disk that came with your modem/phone or on the web site of hardware vendor. If you cannot find the modem driver, you can still use Windows’ standard modem driver. IPHost Network Monitor allows using two GSM modems to increase alert reliability, the secondary modem is used if sending a message via the primary one fails. You can enable or disable any modem at any time if needed.
When you specify and test GSM modem/phone with IPHost Network Monitor you can create an SMS (text message) alert. You can specify several phone numbers as alert delivery destinations. By default SMS (text message) notifies you about what monitor and at what time turns some state, also you will be provided with the link to summary report.
To enable SMS over GSM modem alert for a monitor you should add an alert to the alerting rule that is used for the monitor. You should assign an alert to state changes and set a schedule for an alert. For example, you can set an alert to be active only during working hours or vice versa. You can add multiple SMS over GSM modem alerts to an alerting rule.
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