What is the purpose / function of message_token in Nimsoft? It appears to allow you to categorize alert types but how would I or the application leverage token's?
Where are you seeing the tokens? There are i18n tokens, which let you reference localized alarm message strings that can be used by the UMP. I think you are probably talking about the other kind of tokens. In my experience, those are used only by certain probes. Or more accurately, I think they mostly exist for the sake of the GUIs. I have seen some GUIs that are smart enough to show you only the alarm messages from the pool that match a certain token for specific conditions. Then other GUIs do not filter the list at all, which makes the tokens seem useless to me.
So I have come to conclusion that they do only seem to exist for the sake of the GUI's (the tokens I am referring to) I thought they had more use than that but from what I can tell they let you "tag" what messages, custom or otherwise, display in the GUI drop downs.
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