Administer events An event is a notification from one or more monitoring tools that indicate something of interest has occurred, such as a log message, warning, or error. The manner in which events process and alerts generate are based on the following factors: Event collection configuration via MID Server, script, SNMP trap collector, email. Event rule, alert binding, and event field mapping configuration for processing events from various sources. You can view event information in the following places: The event list view displays the entire list of events. Under Event rules, see Create or edit an event rule, you can view a list of individual events or a group of events that are not associated with any event rule. If an event rule or event field mapping used the event or group of events to generate an alert, the event information appears in the Activity section of the alert. View eventsEvent Management tracks individual events to manage external systems. An event is a notification from one or more monitoring tools that indicate that something of interest has occurred, such as a log message, warning, or error. Event Management receives or pulls events from one or more external event sources and stores them in the Event [em_event] table. Event Management provides a list of raw incoming events. Event process flowEvent Management receives external events and generates alerts based on event and alert action rules. Events can be sent directly to your instance using an email server, script, SNMP trap, or a web service API. The corresponding alerts appear on dashboards for tracking and remediation purposes.Event identifiersEvent fields uniquely identify each event. Event Management uses this information to determine whether to create a new alert or update an existing one. Automatic CI creationIT and Operational Intelligence events pushed from specified sources can automatically create CIs.Event field mapping configurationEvent field mappings are rules that are used to map values from specific fields to values in other fields. Event Management stores event field mappings in the Event Field Mapping [em_mapping_rule] table. The event field mapping rules apply after event rule processing and just prior to alert generation. The mapping values from the Event Mapping Pair [em_mapping_pair] table apply to the alert. The original event severity remains unchanged.Manually create and send eventsYou can manually create and send events to confirm that Event Management properly manages events and generates alerts. Event rulesUse event rules to generate alerts for tracking and remediation. Event rules are stored in the Event Rule [em_match_rule] table. Configure and customize event rules to manage events and alert generation.Event collection configurationEvent Management receives external events via an event collector or script. If you are using a script to collect events, no configuration is required. All other methods of collecting events require configuration.