Alert Center

This page describes the Alert Center page in the VMware vFabric™ Hyperic® user interface.

Available only in vFabric Hyperic

Learn Alerting in Hyperic

See Alerts and Alert Definitions.

The Alert Center page is a deployment-wide view of alerts and alert definitions

View Alerts In the Alert Center

  1. Click the Analyze tab.

    • The Alert Center page appears, with the Alerts tab selected.

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  2. The Alerts page displays the following data for each fired alert that matches the currently selected filter crieteria, ordered chronologically.

  • Date — The date and time the alert was triggered.

  • Alert Definition — The name of the alert definition that prompted the alert.

  • Resource+ — The resource the alert was triggered on.

  • Fixed — Whether or not the alert was fixed.

  • Acked by — The name of the user who acknowledged the alert.

  • Priority — The alert's priority.

Click a column heading to sort the table by the content of that column.

Filter Alert List

These are the options for filtering the list of alerts, and their default settings:

Option

Description

Values

Default Setting

Show

Filters the list of alerts by state.

  • Not Fixed

  • In Escalation

  • All

All

Alert type

Filters the list of alerts by the type of target resource.

  • Resource — With this setting, only alerts fired on individual resources will appear. This includes alerts applied at the resource type level.

  • Group — With this setting, only alerts that fired on resource groups appear.

All

Minimum Priority

Filters the list of alerts by the priority of the associated alert definition.

  • Low

  • Medium

  • High

Low

In the last

Limits the list to alerts fired with a recent period of time.

  • All Time

  • day

  • 2 days

  • 3 days

  • 4 days

  • 5 days

  • 6 days

  • week

All Time

Groups

Limits the list of alerts to those fired on resources in a group.

The pulldown lists every resource group (whether compatible or mixed) in the deployment, and the options "All Groups".

All Groups

Fix or Acknowledge an Alert in the Alert Center

To mark alerts "Fixed" from the Alert Center page, and (in vFabric Hyperic) to acknowledge an alert in escalation, checkmark the desired alerts, and click Fixed or Acknowledge at the bottom of the page.

View Alert Definitions In the Alert Center

The Definitions tab on the Alert Center page lists alert definitions in your deployment — resource alerts, resource type alerts, and group alerts — that match the current filter criteria.

  1. Click the Analyze tab.

    • The Alert Center page appears, with the Alerts tab selected.

  2. Click the Definitions tab to display the "Resource Alert Definitions" pane.

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  3. The *"Resource Alert Definitions" pane displays the following data for each alert definition that matches the currently selected filter crieteria, ordered by creation date, with most recently created definitions first.

  • Name — The alert definition's name. Click to view the alert definition in the Resource Hub.

  • Created — Date and time the alert was defined

  • Modified — Date and time the alert was modified (if at all)

  • Active — Whether or not the alert definition is configured to generate alerts) or not. If the alert is defined to fire once, and not again until after it is fixed, an yellow flag icon will be displayed in this column if the the alert is not fixed.

  • Last Alert — Date and time the alert was last triggered. Click to view a list of alerts that fired for the alert definition.

  • Resource — The resource, resource type, or group for which the alert was defined. Click to view the Monitor tab for the resource in the Resource Hub.

  • Escalation — The name of the escalation scheme assigned to the alert definition. Click to view the escalation.

  • Priority — The alert definition priority.
    Click a column heading to sort the table by the content of that column.

Filter Alert Definition List

These are the options for filtering the list of alerts, and their default settings:

Option

Description

Definition Type

Filters the list of alert definitions by whether the definition was for an individual resource, a group of resources, or a resource type target — so you can limit the list to definitions assigned to a resource, or to a resource type. Values are:

  • Resource — To list all alert definitions that assigned to individual resources or to a resouurce type.

  • Group — To list only alert definitions defined for a resource group.

  • Resource Type — To list only alert definitions that are assigned to resource groups.

Exclude Type-Based Definitions

This option is available only when "Resource" is selected for "Definition Type" — checkmark to exclude resource type alert definitions from the list.

Show Only Disabled Definitions

Further limit the definitions listed to those that are currently disabled.