The Event Console has now the new builtin action Send monitoring notification that can be used in all three situations where actions are possible:
This new action creates a monitoring notification just as the ones that happen, when in normal (non-EC) monitoring a service goes from OK to CRIT or vice versa. This notification is being process by the rule based notifications and is handled just like a monitoring notification.
Why whould you want to do that?
There is nothing you need to setup. Just check the action Send monitoring notification in your event rules and that's it.
Note: Because events are not exactly the same as services and because of the nature of distributed monitoring there are a few specialities in notifications that come from the Event Console:
The notification rules have got a new matching option especially for EC notifications: Event Console alerts. Here you can make a notification rule deal only with EC notifications or exclude just those. You can also match on EC specific fields like the event's rule id, syslog priority, syslog facility and event comment.
Most of the event's special fields are available as notification context variables - to be used in custom notification scripts or template definitions. Please use the standard debugging methods for displaying all variables. At least defined are EC_ID, EC_RULE_ID, EC_PRIORITY, EC_FACILITY, EC_PHASE, EC_COMMENT, EC_OWNER, EC_PID, EC_MATCH_GROUPS, and EC_CONTACT_GROUPS.