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.