Data Director displays system-defined alarms to system administrators and organization administrators. Data Director also allows administrators to create custom alarms and to delete and disable alarms.

Custom alarms allow you to display information in the Alarms panel or to send email if certain conditions are met. For each alarm, you can specify a name and description and a trigger.

Administrators can delete or disable an alarm if they do not find it useful. You can delete and disable both system-defined alarms and custom alarms. If you disable an alarm, you can enable it again. If you delete an alarm, it is permanently removed from the system.