Use the General tab of the Alarm Settings dialog box to set up general alarm information, such as the alarm name, description, monitoring type, and status.

1

If necessary, display the Alarm Settings dialog box.

a

Display the object in the Inventory panel.

b

Select the object and press Ctrl-M.

2

On the General tab, enter an alarm name and alarm description.

3

In the Alarm Type box, define the type of alarm to create.

a

In the Monitor list, select the object on which to create the alarm.

The objects listed are determined by the object selected in the inventory.

b

Select how to monitor the object: for specific conditions or states, or for specific events.

This determines which triggers are available for the alarm. You cannot monitor conditions or states of clusters.

4

(Optional) To enable the alarm, select Enable this alarm.

You can enable an alarm at anytime after you create it.

5

(Optional) To define the alarm triggers, click the Triggers tab.

6

(Optional) To save general edits without updating the alarm triggers or alarm actions, click OK.

Note

You cannot save an alarm if it does not have triggers defined for it.