# send-event.pl utility

The send-event.pl utility lets you create and send an event to trigger processes inside of Horizon. It is most frequently used to reload daemon configuration without having to restart Horizon. You can also use the send-event.pl utility as an automation tool to trigger events as part of continuous integration scripts or other automated processes.

For example:

• create a new suspect event every time you add a new resource

• clear out alarms

• open a ticket in your integrated ticketing system

• order new ink cartridges when your printer is out of toner

Format: `bin/send-event.pl <uei> [host:port] [options]`

The `host:port` defines the hostname and port to send the event; by default the local host.