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Alarm

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The alarm feature can actively detect protected networks to locate suspicious issues and send out alarming messages. The rule that defines what behavior should be alerted is called the alarm rule.

System can analyze alarm messages and display the analysis results in the form of a chart and time line. In addition, alarm messages can also be sent to system administrators by sending emails or sms text. In this way, the administrator can receive alerts in the first place and respond to the alarms.

Alarm as a Monitor

The alarms are show under the monitor module. When an occurrence defined in the alarm rule happens, the alarm message is generated and shown in the alarm page. For more information on alarm rules, refer to Alarm Rule.

In the alarm page, alarms are shown by three categories: alarms arranged by time, alarms arranged by severity levels and alarms details .

Alarms by Time

In the Time tab, alarm messages are on a two-dimensional coordinate axis. To see the alarm by time page, select Monitor > Alarm, and select the Time tab.

  • Configuring filters: The left vertical axis shows the number of alarms. You may define the conditions to filter alarms.
    • Type: Select one or more types from the drop-down menu and click Add to add them to the right.
    • Severity: Select one or more severity levels. There are three severity hierarchy: critical, warning, and informational.

    • Status: Select a message status from the drop-down menu: all, unread and read.

    • Time: Select the time range when alarms are generated. You may select to view the last one hour, one day, one week, one month or other user-defined time.

  • Hover over a dot (red, yellow or green) and click the link, and then you will be redirected to the detail page of that alarm.
  • Click to jump to the alarm rules configure page.

Alarm by Severity

Alarms in the Severity tab shows the number bar of alarm messages of different severity levels. Select Monitor > Alarm, and select the Severity tab.

  • Configuring filters:

    • Type: Select one or more types from the drop-down menu and click Add to add them to the right.
    • Status: Select a message status from the drop-down menu: all, unread and read.

    • Time: Select the time range when alarms are generated. You may select to view the last one hour, one day, one week, one month or other user-defined time.

  • Click a bar, you will be redirected to the alarm details page.
  • Click to jump to the alarm rules configure page.

Alarm Details

Select Monitor > Alarm, and click the All tab. You will be able to see all alarm messages and their detailed information.

  • Configuring filters.
    • Last Alarm Time: Select the time range when alarms are generated. You may select to view the last one hour, one day, one week, one month or other user-defined time.
    • Type: Select one or more types from the drop-down menu and click Add to add them to the right.
    • Severity: Select one or more severity levels. There are three severity hierarchy: critical, warning, and informational.
    • Status: Select a message status from drop-down menu: all status, unread messages or/and read messages.

    • Read at: Select what time the message is being read.

    • Read by: Select which person has read the message.

    • Comment: Select if you want to see messages with or without a comment.

    • Reason: Type keywords you want to search in the reasons that trigger an alarm.

  • To read and comment alarms, take the following steps:
    • Batch reading: Select all the check boxes of alarm messages you want to read, and click Read Alarm. In the prompt, enter your comment, and click OK.
    • Single reading: Hover your cursor over the Status column and click Read. In the prompt, enter your comment, and click OK.

  • To add or modify a comment, take the following steps:

    • Batch adding/modifying: Select all the check boxes of alarm messages you want to comment, and click Add/Modify Comment. In the prompt, enter your comment, and click OK.
    • Single adding/modifying: Select the check boxes of alarm message you want to comment, and click Add/Modify Comment. In the prompt, enter your comment, and click OK. .

  • To view every messages in an alarm, take the following steps:
    Click the number in the Count column, and you will see every occurrence time of this alarm incident.

  • Click to jump to the alarm rules configure page.