Event Management setup

After activating Event Management, set it up to receive and process events, and generate and analyze alerts.

Set up Event Management by completing these tasks in the following order:
  1. Navigate to Event Management > Guided Setup and follow the configuration steps.
  2. Configure a MID Server to receive and process events via the MID Server.
  3. Configure connector definitions and connector instances to receive external events.
  4. Configure event field mappings and alert binding to manage alert generation.
  5. Configure alert action rules, alert remediation, and CI remediation for alert management.
  6. Get a top-down discovery to receive CI relationships for software and hardware.
  7. Configure impact calculation for services, to establish priority for alert resolution.
  8. Configure alert groups to consolidate related alerts.
  9. Enable root cause analysis (RCA) for business services and for manual services:
    1. Configure a dedicated RCA MID Server as described in Configure a MID Server for alert aggregation and RCA.
    2. Set the sa_analytics.rca_enabled property to true as described in Properties installed with Event Management.
    3. To enable RCA for discovered business services, ensure that Service Mapping is enabled as described in Request Service Mapping. This step is not required for RCA for manual services.
  10. Configure any other general tasks that appear in this section as appropriate.