When you create an alert rule, you can specify a contact group to receive alert notifications. When the alert rule is triggered, Application Real-Time Monitoring Service (ARMS) sends alert notifications to the contacts in this contact group. This topic describes how to create contact groups.


Contacts are created. For more information, see .


  1. On the Contact page, click the Contact Group tab. On the Contact Group tab, click Create a contact group in the upper-right corner.
  2. In the Create a contact group dialog box, set the Group name parameter, select alert contacts from the Alert contact list, and then click OK.
    Note If no contacts are available in the Alert contact list, you must create contacts. For more information, see Create contacts.

What to do next

  • To search for a contact group, go to the Contact Group tab, enter the contact group name or keywords of the name in the search box, and then click the search icon.
    Notice The keywords are case-sensitive.
  • To edit a contact group, click the Editing icon to the right of the contact group. In the Edit a contact group dialog box, modify the Group name and Alert contact parameters and click OK.
  • To view the contacts in a contact group, click the downward arrow to the left of the contact group to show the contacts.
    Figure 1. View contacts in a contact group
    Contact Group
    Note You can remove one or more contacts from a contact group after the contacts are shown. To remove a contact, find the contact and click Remove in the Operation column.
  • To delete a contact group, click the cross (X) icon to the right of the contact group. In the message that appears, click OK.
    Notice Before you delete a contact group, make sure that no monitoring tasks to which the contact group is attached are running. Otherwise, the alerting feature cannot function as expected.