Managing rules

A rule is a system instruction that you create and IBM® Sterling Control Center Monitor executes automatically. For example, you can define a rule to monitor server status and generate an alert if a server error occurs.

Rules consist of the following parts:

  • Criteria that must be met in order for the rule to be applied; for example, a certain return code generated by a file transfer. All criteria in a rule must be met for the rule to be applied.
  • One or more schedules that may be associated with a rule. If a schedule is associated with a rule, the rule is applied when the rule's criteria are met and a schedule associated with the rule matches.
  • An action that is performed when the criteria are met; for example, sending a notification email or generating an alert when a file transfer completes.

After you create a rule, it is displayed in the Rules listing.

IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor provides predefined actions that generate alerts and predefined rules, including ones that monitor for SLC messages. You can use these actions and rules when creating SLCs to monitor Processes or file transfers. You can also modify the actions and rules as necessary to meet your processing requirements.