Viewing and Configuring Alarms Globally through Alarm Templates


The purpose of Global Alarm Configuration is that you can associate thresholds and actions to Monitors/ Monitor Groups/ Monitor Types directly rather than from their individual screens. Additionally, you can view all the thresholds and actions associated with the attributes of a Monitor Type/ Monitor Group / Monitor in a singlescreen.

How to Demos: Have a look at our demo on configuring Alarms in our website.

You can perform the following functions in the screen:

  • Create and associate a threshold for an attribute by clicking 'Associate' link. It opens the 'Configure Alarms' page, herein you can create a new threshold or apply an existing threshold for the attribute.
  • Edit already existing thresholds by clicking on the threshold name.
  • Configure Alarms for:

Monitors:

  • Select the Monitor Type from the list.
  • Select the specific Monitor for which you want to configure alarms.
  • Select from the list of attributes given and associate thresholds.

Monitor Groups:

  • Select the Monitor Group from the list.
  • Select Action Type: Individual or Template.
  • For Individual,
    • Select the desired attributes listed for each Monitor and associate thresholds.
    For Template,
    • Select Monitor Type.
    • Select from the list of attributes given and associate thresholds.
    • For information about "Override existing Threshold Configuration" option, see below.

Monitor Types:

  • Select the Monitor Type from the list.
  • Select from the list of attributes given and associate thresholds.
  • For information about "Override existing Threshold Configuration" option, see below.
Known Limitations:
  • Overriding existing Threshold Configuration.
For Monitor Groups and Monitor Types, while associating thresholds, an option, "Override existing Threshold Configuration"is displayed. Checking this option will override the threshold configurations of Monitors whose thresholds were configured individually(not from templates) with the threshold configurations of the current Monitor Group/ Type. If left unchecked, the existing threshold configuration of the Monitor(s) is maintained and the new threshold configurations are applied to all other Monitors of the Group/ Type.
  • Monitor Group templates are given priority over Monitor Type templates.

    For example,
  • If a monitor of a given Monitor Type belongs to a Monitor Group and the thresholds are configured for the Monitor Group as well the Monitor Type of this monitor, the Monitor Group configurations will take precedence over Monitor Type configurations.
  • Also if a Monitor has a preciously applied Monitor Type template and it is newly associated to a Monitor group with a Group template, the thresholds/actions of the Monitor Group template are applied to the Monitor.
  • Configuring Thresholds when a Monitor belongs to two Monitor Groups.It is not recommended to configure two different thresholds for a given attribute of a Monitor belonging to two Monitor Groups. When tried, an error message is generated for the same.
  • In the case where a monitor belonging to two monitor groups with different thresholds/actions configured via Monitor Group Template for the same attributes, the thresholds/actions pertaining to the Monitor group template that was first applied is maintained.
  • Different Actions for various severities configured at Monitor / Monitor Type / Monitor Group level cannot be merged together. Any of the Monitor / Monitor Type / Monitor Group level action-severity configuration is possible.
  • For best practices it s advisable to use separate thresholds/actions for Monitor Group/ Monitor Type template level configuration and for Monitor level configuration

For more information, refer to the Associating Threshold and Action with Attributes section.

Note: You can also view the Global Alarm Configuration screen by clicking 'Configure Alarms' under Admin tab, Alarm / Action settings.