WebSphere Dashboard Framework comes with a pre-defined alert definition that defines how annotations are handled if they are flagged as alerts.
The annotation alert definition is stored in the WEB-INF/solutions/alerting/xml_persistence/alert_defs/annotation folder.
The file is named Annotation_Alert.xml. Use the Manage Alerts portlet to see the annotation alert definition.
Some settings are crucial for integrating annotations with alerts. You should not change the following settings:
Do not change the settings for AlertDef type, User Authorization, or Alert Escalation, shown with red rectangles in the following picture:
Do not change any settings on the Logic page, which is shown in the following picture:
Settings that can be changed
You may change the settings for Automated Notification if you prefer something other than the default of "Enabled" with the annotation alert scanning scheduled at the start of every minute.