2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2009 1:58 PM by jeff.stewart

    Advanced Alerts w/Suppression

    jeff.stewart

      I'm trying to setup some advanced alerts with suppression for each building on our campus.  Basically I copied the "alerts me when a node goes down" and just made some modifications. 

      Now it says alert me if a node is down and it starts with this ip address.  But suppress the alert if a node is down and it's ip address is equal to the dist. switch for that building.  Two problems I'm thinking will occur.  One, I don't think I will be alerted if the dist is down now and second, what if I get an alert for the edge switch before orion knows the dist is down?  Thoughts?

        • Re: Advanced Alerts w/Suppression
          Yann

          Hi,

          One, I don't think I will be alerted if the dist is down now

          This is the purpose of the alert you are configuring. You might want to create an additional alert that covers only the distribution switches.

          second, what if I get an alert for the edge switch before orion knows the dist is down?  Thoughts?

          You can minimize the chances that a such scenario happen.

          1) Decrease the Default Interval fo Nodes setting.

          Open System Manager, File > Orion Network Performance Monitor Settings.

          Select the Polling tab. Decrease the "Default Poll Interval for Nodes" setting.

          2) Decrease the Node Warning Interval.

          In System Manager, Click on File > Advanced Settings.

          Select the Node Warning Interval tab, and decrease the value.

          3) Configure the "Do not trigger this action until condition exists for more than" option in the Trigger Condition tab of your adv. alert to be above the sum of 1+2 .Therefore Orion will always have the time to know that the Dist. Switch is down before to trigger an alert for a node behind this switch.

           

          I did not test it, but this how I would set it up. If you have specific requirements or do not want to overload your Polling Engine, I understand that you cannot decrease 1 & 2.

          HTH,

          Yann