This article describes what's new in the Teradata Alerts 14.10 release (also known internally as CAM). This release was made available on May 30th 2013.

Summary

The Teradata Alerts 14.10 release restructures the alert delivery type in the Viewpoint "Admin" -> "Alert Setup" portlet to make it more modular and introduces a new timeout setting feature for various delivery types.  The remainder of this article provides feature details for all the highlights of the Teradata Alerts 14.10 release.

  1. New modular look for delivery setting.
  2. Timeout options for Alert action such as BTEQ scripts, Run a Program and SQL Queries.
  3. New display name option when sending an e-mail.
  4. If needed, SMTP configuration can now be cleared or disabled.
  5. Big Numbers support for Alert Viewer portlet.

Features Details:

The Delivery settings layout in the Alert Setup portlet has been restructured. The BTEQ/SQL Login configuration has moved to the new Authentication area and renamed Teradata Login (See Fig 1). A new Notification Service area can be used to easily identify user defined scripts and programs running on notification server.

 Figure 1

Users now have an option to terminate or get notified if a program or script runs more than an anticipated amount of time. In Alert Setup portlet, the user can select the Notify option when setting up the delivery types for SQL Queries or when setting up Notification service such as BTEQ Scripts or Programs and get notified for a long running/hung scripts or programs. Users can also choose to terminate a hung program or a script immediately or after certain period of time using Terminate option (See Figure 2). In the delivery type setting Notify and Terminate options are available for SQL Queries delivery type. See below.

Figure 2

For easy identification of e-mails a new display name option has been added (See Figure 3).

Figure 3

Delivery Types can now be enabled or disabled. For Example, an administrator can now disable an already configured SNMP delivery type. For easy identification of disabled Delivery Types, while setting up the Action Sets, the Delivery Types are displayed in red and if scripts are disabled they are indicated as disabled (See Figure 4).

Figure 4

Finally, please refer the associated Alert Configuration Guide for full details of the upgrade process and User Guide for all new feature details.

Hope these new additions and improvements in Alerting mechanisms are helpful to you. We always look forward to your thoughts and comments.