Enable and Disable Alert Definitions

Topics marked with * relate to features available only in vFabric Hyperic.

Enable or Disable a Resource Alert Definition

There are multiple ways you can enable or disable a resource alert definition in the HQ user interface:

  • On the Alerts tab for a resource:

    1. Browse the the resource to which the alert definition is assigned.

    2. Click the Alerts tab.

    3. Click Configure to display a list of alert definitions for the resource.
      The page will include any alert definitions that the resource inherits from a resource type alert definition, marked with an asterisk. if you enable or disable the alert definition at this level, the change will be overridden by subsequent updates to the alert definition at the resource type level.

    4. Checkmark the alert definition you wish to enable or disable and toggle the Set Active control.

  • On the Alert Definition page:

    1. Navigate to the Alert Definition page, by clicking the alert definition name on the Alert Center page or the Alert Detail page for a alert that has fired.

    2. Click Edit the in the "Alert Properties" section of the Alert Definition page.

    3. Toggle the Set Active button.

Enable or Disable Multiple Alert Definitions for a Resource

  1. Browse the the resource to which the alert definition is assigned.

  2. Click the Alert tab.

  3. Click Configure to display a list of alert definitions for the resource.

  4. Checkmark the alert definitions you wish to enable or disable and toggle the Set Active control.

Enable or Disable a Resource Type Alert Definition

Available only in vFabric Hyperic

When you enable or disable a resource type alert, the change applies to all resources of that type.

  1. Click Administration in the masthead.

  2. Click Monitoring Defaults in "HQ Server Settings" section.

  3. On the HQ Monitoring Defaults Configuration page, click Edit Alerts for the resource type.

  4. The Monitoring Defaults page displays alert definitions for the resource type.

  5. Click one or more alert definitions, and toggle the Set Active button.

Enable or Disable an Group Alert Definition

Available only in vFabric Hyperic

  1. Browse the the group to which the alert definition is assigned.

  2. Click the Alert tab.

  3. Click Configure to display a list of alert definitions for the group.

  4. Checkmark the alert definition you wish to enable or disable and toggle the Set Active control.

Enable or Disable all Alert Definitions for Multiple Resources

You can disable or enable all of the alert definitions for selected resources on the Browse Resource page.

  1. Click the Resources tab.

  2. Use the filter options at the top of the page to list the resources of interest.

  3. Place a checkmark next to one or more resources.

  4. Click Enable all Alerts or Disable all Alerts.

Enable or Disable all Alert Definitions

You can disable or enable alert definitions globally, if you want to turn alerting on or off for all resources in inventory.

  1. Click the Administration tab.

  2. Click HQ Server Settings.

  3. In the "Global Alert Properties" section, click the Alerts ON or OFF control.

The change takes effect immediately. No alerts will be fired for any resource when OFF is selected. Escalations currently in progress will be completed.