This section lists the steps to create a notification definition from the VMware Pulse IoT Center UI.

Prerequisites

You must have the CREATE_NOTIFICATION_DEFINITION permission to perform this operation.

Procedure

  1. From the VMware Pulse IoT Center UI, go to Alerts and Notifications > Notification Definitions.
    The Notifications - Definitions page is displayed.
  2. Click CREATE.
    The Create Definition wizard is displayed.
  3. In the Details step, enter the following details:
    • Name: Notification definition name.
    • Description: Enter a brief description about the notification definition.

    Click Next.

  4. In the Settings step, enter the following information:
    • Type: Select whether the notification type is Rest Notification or Email Notification.
      If you select Email Notification, enter the following information:
      • Recipient Email Address: Enter the email address of the recipient.
      • To add more recipients, click + Add Recipient.
      • To add the sender name, sender email address, email subject, and to add a customized email template, click Advanced Settings. Click Next and go to Step 5.
      If you select Rest Notification, enter the following information:
      • Select Secure Protocol Secure (TLS) is recommended.
      • Enter the Host URL and Path.
      • In the Certificate text box, copy the certificate.
      • In the Authentication Type text box, select the type of authentication. Enter the username and password.
      • Click Next.
      • You can configure the retry interval if a notification fails to reach the endpoint or the server. With the retry interval configured, notifications are sent to the server or endpoint until the maximum retry count value is reached. To add a retry interval, select Retry Schedule under Advanced Settings and enter the Retry Interval time, Request Timeout time, and the Max Retry Count value. The default value for Retry Interval and Request Timeout is 5 seconds.
      • To add a header and a body template, click Advanced Settings .
        • Header Name: Enter the header name.
        • Header Value: Enter the header value.
        • To add more headers, click + Add New Header.
        • Body Template: Use the default REST template to create custom REST notifications. You can insert new text boxes using the Insert field drop-down menu.
        • Click Next.
      • In the Link step, enter the following details to enable a linked notification:
        • On Success: Select the notification definition that you want to associate.
        • On Failure: Select the notification definition that you want to associate.
        • On Completion: Select the notification definition that you want to associate.
      • Click Next and in the Review step, click Save.
        Note: The Link menu item is enabled only if you have selected the Type as Rest Notification in the previous step.
  5. In the Recurrence step, select Recurrence notification and enter the following information to schedule a recurrent notification:
    • Recurrence Interval: Enter the days, hours, and minutes.
    • Max Recurrence Count: Enter the number of times the notification has or reoccur.

    Click Next.

    Note: The Recurrence menu item is enabled only if you have selected the Type as Email Notification in the previous step.
  6. In the Review step, review the information and click SAVE.

Results

You have successfully created a notification definition.