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    The HealthChecks.config file contains the configuration for the health checks, allowing you to disable certain checks when not applicable and to manage the notifications.

    Currently there is no user interface for updating the contents of this file.

    The following is an example configuration installed with Umbraco.

    <?xml version ="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
        <!--<check id="1B5D221B-CE99-4193-97CB-5F3261EC73DF" disabledOn="" disabledBy="0" />-->
      <notificationSettings enabled="true" firstRunTime="" periodInHours="24">
        <notificationMethod alias="email" enabled="true" verbosity="Summary">
            <add key="recipientEmail" value="[email protected]" />
        <!--<check id="EB66BB3B-1BCD-4314-9531-9DA2C1D6D9A7" disabledOn="" disabledBy="0" />-->

    In the first <disabledChecks> section it's possible to mark certain checks as disabled. To do so, uncomment one of the examples and update id field with the Id of the test to disable. The disabledOn and disabledBy fields are not required, in place currently as placeholders for when this information is managed via a user interface. The Ids for each core tests can be found on the Extending Health checks.

    To enable notifications set the enabled attribute on <notificationSettings> to true.

    The timing for notifications can be modified by setting the periodInHours attribute to the number of hours that should elapse between tests. If firstRunTime is empty, the tests will run for the first time right after the application is started. To ensure the tests run at a later time - perhaps during low traffic hours, set the time in hhmm format (e.g. 2300) and the tests will not run until that time is reached.

    The results of tests will always be written to the log files.

    Each notification method can separately be enabled or disabled. The attribute verbosity can be set to Summary or Detailed to get more or less information in the alerts, and the failureOnly can be set to true or false if you'd prefer to get notifications only if at least one potential problem is detected.

    An email notification method is built-in to Umbraco. The email method is configured within the <settings> section of <notificationMethod alias="email">, the email address to send the notification to must be provided as the recipientEmail value.

    Please note that to use health check notifications you must ensure to set the umbracoApplicationUrl value in umbracoSettings.config. Without this the checks will only work when requested via the developer section dashboard. For more information on this setting, please see Config > UmbracoSettings.