Understanding Notification Methods

Control Manager can notify individuals or groups of recipients about events that occur in the Control Manager network. Configure Event Center to send notifications through the following methods:

Table 1. Notification Delivery Methods

Delivery Method



Messages sent to a mailbox belonging to the organization's email message system or to an SMTP account (for example, Yahoo!™ or Hotmail™).

Windows event log

The Windows Event Viewer application log contains events logged by Control Manager.

SNMP trap

An SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) trap is a method of sending notifications to network administrators who use web consoles that support this protocol.

Control Manager stores notification in Management Information Bases (MIBs). Use the MIBs browser to view SNMP trap notification.


An electronic device that accepts messages from a special radio signal.

Trigger Application

Any in-house or industry-standard application used by your organization to send notification.

For example, your organization is using a batch file that calls the "net send" command. Use the Parameters field to define commands applied by the trigger application.

MSN Messenger

An online service provided by Microsoft that establishes real-time communication between two users.

Control Manager sends notifications to an online MSN Messenger account. An off-line MSN Messenger account cannot receive Control Manager notifications.


A standard for forwarding log messages in an IP network.

Control Manager can direct syslogs to other supported products. For example, Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (MARS)