Applies to HPE Helion OpenStack 8

2 Alarm Explorer

This page displays the alarms for all services and appliances. By default, alarms are sorted by their state.

2.1 Filter and Sort

Using the Filter Alarms button, you can filter the alarms by their IDs and dimensions. The Filter Alarms dialog lets you configure a filtering rule using the Alarm ID field and options in the Dimension(s) section.

You can display the alarms by grid, list or table views by selecting the corresponding icons next to the Sort By control.

To sort the alarm list, click the desired column header. To reverse the sort order, click the column again.

2.2 Alarm Table

Each row has a checkbox to allow you to select multiple alarms and set the same condition on them.

The Status column displays a graphical indicator that shows the state of each alarm:

  • Green indicator: OK. Good operating state.

  • Yellow indicator: Warning. Low severity, not requiring immediate action.

  • Red indicator: Alarm. Varying severity levels and must be addressed.

  • Gray indicator: Unknown.

The Alarm column identifies the alarm by the name it was given when it was originally created.

The Last Check column displays the date and time the most recent occurrence of the alarm.

The Dimension column describes the components to check in order to clear the alarm.

2.3 Notification Methods

The Notification Methods section of the Alarm Explorer allows you to define notification methods that are used by the alarms. By default, notification methods are sorted by name.

2.3.1 Filter and Sort

The filter bar allows you to filter the notification methods by specifying a filter criteria. You can sort the available notification methods by clicking on the desired column header in the table.

2.3.2 Create Notification Methods

The Create Notification Methods button beside the search bar allows you to create a new notification method.

To create a new notification method:

  1. Click the Create Notification Method button.

  2. In the Create Notification Method window, specify a name for the notification in the Name text field. The name is required, and it can be up to 255 characters in length, consisting of letters, numbers, or special characters.

  3. Select a Type in the drop down and select the desired option:

    • Web Hook allows you to enter in an internet address, also referred to as a Web Hook.

    • Email allows you to enter in an email address. For this method to work you need to have a SMTP server specified.

    • PagerDuty allows you to enter in a PagerDuty address.

  4. In the Address/Key text field, provide the required values.

  5. Press Create Notification Method, and you should see the created notification method in the table.

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