Werk #16308: New option to test notification rulesets

Component Notifications
Title New option to test notification rulesets
Date Jan 11, 2024
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 2.3.0b1
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

Previously, you could only test your notification rulesets using the "Analyze" option against a limited set of notifications in the backlog or with the "Fake check result" command.

We now introduce the possibility to define a custom notification and test it against your rulesets. The option can be found in "Setup" - "Notifications" - "Test notifications".

In the popup, select whether you want to test on a host or a service notification. Select the host and service (if you want to test on a service notification) and the type of simulation. Currently supported are 'Start of downtime" and "Status change". Optionally, you can specify a custom plugin output.

A checkbox allows you to decide whether to test only (default) or to send a real notification according to your notification rules.

Within the 'Advanced condition simulation' options you can set a custom notification date and time to test period matching and the notification number.

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