If you have a saved advanced search query for devices, you can create an alert definition for those devices that are part of the query.


You must have the Create Alert Definition permission to perform this operation. For more information about roles and permissions, see Roles and Permissions.


  1. From the VMware Pulse IoT Center UI, go to Alerts and Notifications > Alert Definitions.
    The Alerts - Alert Definitions page is displayed.
  2. Click CREATE.
    The Create Alert Definition wizard is displayed.
  3. In the Details step, enter the following information:
    1. Name - Enter a name and description for your alert.
    2. Description - Enter the alert description.
    3. Click Next.
  4. In the Devices step, click SAVED SEARCH and select the Advanced Search Query to be added. Alerts are triggered on all the devices that appear in this advanced search query result. Click NEXT.
    Note: Filter definitions are evaluated dynamically and the new devices that meet the filter criteria are added automatically to an Alert Definition. The devices that no longer meet the filter criteria are removed.
  5. In the Conditions step, add conditions to trigger your alert.
    1. Under Symptom, select a metric or system property, its condition, and enter the metric value to trigger the alert.
      Note: Since system properties have string values, the allowed conditional operators are = and !=.
    2. From the Severity drop-down menu, select the severity of the alert:
      The alert severity types are:
      • INFO - Blue
      • WARNING - Orange
      • CRITICAL - Red
      • NORMAL - Defines the normal threshold for the alert to cancel.
    3. Click + ADD to add multiple conditions and severity options to the symptom.
    4. From the Trigger Count drop-down menu, select the number of times the condition must be met to trigger the alert.
      Note: For system property-based alerts, it is recommended to set the trigger count to 1.
  6. In the Recommendation step, enter the action that the technician or administrator must take when the alert is triggered, and click Next.
  7. In the Notification step, perform the following steps:
    1. To send notifications when an alert is triggered or canceled, select Enable Notifications.
    2. From the Select Notification drop-down menu, select the notification to be sent.
  8. Click Next.
  9. In the Review step, review the information that you have provided and click SAVE.


You have successfully created an alert definition for an advanced search query.