When you start and run a notification adapter, it reads a configuration file, <adapter_name>-notify.conf. Use the following procedure to modify the configuration file to run your customizations.

If you are developing multiple customized notification adapters with different subscriptions, you need a configuration file for each adapter. For each notification list (in Service Assurance) or event subscriptions (in IP Availability Manager) you subscribe to, create an individual configuration file:


Whenever you modify a configuration file, stop and restart the notifier for the changes to take effect.

  1. Using the sm_edit utility, open the configuration file:

    tBASEDIR/smarts/bin>./sm_edit conf/notifier/<adapter_name>-notify.confs
  2. Add the following lines to specify the ASL scripts that contain your customizations. The lines should be added to the end of the file below the initialEventDelay parameter:

    filterRuleSet = "notifier/mail/mail-filter.asl"
    customRuleSet ="notifier/mail/mail-custom.asl" 
  3. Modify the SubscribesTo parameter if necessary.

    By default, the notifiers subscribe to a Global Manager. To subscribe to a Domain Manager, you must uncomment the code in the Subscriptions section and comment out the code for the Global Manager (insert a # character at the beginning of the lines that are not needed). “Specifying subscriptions in the configuration file” on page 21 contains additional information.

  4. Modify other adapter parameters as desired.


    For information about parameters and their acceptable values, see the chapter for the individual notification adapter.

  5. Save the modified configuration file. The sm_edit utility automatically saves the file to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/notifier directory.