You can configure global control of alert processing, including enabling and disabling alert definitions and notifications, and you can specify an hierarchical method for triggering alerts. You can also specify settings that control the metrics baselining process that influences when alerts are triggered.

You can use global alert settings to specify immediate global control of alert processing.

You can use notification throttling to limit the number of alert email actions (notifications sent by email for a triggered alert) that vCenter Hyperic issues in a 15 second interval.

Before you can use email notifications when alerts are triggered, specific properties must be defined.

You set the properties for automatic baseline configuration to control the baselining process and the accuracy of the baseline.