The Alarms page

How to open the Alarms page

Sign in to https://www.spotlightcloud.io to see the Monitoring tab. Following sign in you can open this page from the navigation menu top left of the Monitoring screen. Select All or a connection from the list of available connections then select Alarms from the list of available displays.

From the dropdown menu select Alarms

Alarms summary

From the Alarms summary you can filter the list of alarms. You can search for text within the alarms list. You can snooze and acknowledge alarms. You can select an alarm to show more detail. To page through multiple pages of alarms, click Next.

Summary of raised alarms

To Acknowledge or Snooze multiple alarms, select those alarms on the list. Use Ctrl or Shift to select multiple alarms. Click the Acknowledge / Snooze buttons.

Filter the display of alarms

Alarms can be filtered by Severity, Status, Category and Sub category. Use the drop down menus to select (show) or deselect (hide).

Filter Description
Severity Show / hide alarms by severity
Status Show / hide open, snoozed and acknowledged alarms.
Category Show / hide alarms by category: Availability, HA/DR, Storage, Infrastructure, Operational, Performance, Storage.
Sub category Show / hide alarms by sub category (options dependent on the category(s) selected)

Click Reset to reset the filters back to their default values. Show all open alarms of all severities, categories and sub categories.

Alarms list

Use the arrow right of the column header to sort the list of alarms ascending or descending on any column. Hover the mouse over a column header to see a filter icon; use the filter icon to filter the list of alarms. Select an alarm to show detailed information on that alarm.

List of alarms on the Alarms page

Select an alarm

Dependent on the alarm, Spotlight Cloud shows:

  • A description of the alarm.
  • Analysis of data on the Summary tab as a time series chart or table of related data or both.
  • More on why this alarm may happen on the Background tab.
  • Suggestions for what to do next to resolve the alarm on the Suggestions tab.

Click Diagnose to open the most relevant Spotlight drilldown for further analysis of the data. Click Acknowledge to acknowledge the alarm. Click Snooze to snooze the alarm.

Selected alarm

Hover your mouse over the chart to see the chart legend and cartesian co-ordinates. The large orange circle refers to the alarm threshold.
Chart

Color and severity

Alarm severity is color coded throughout Spotlight Cloud.

Default Color Severity Description
Normal color Normal No alarms raised.
Information color Information An information alarm has been raised.
Low color Low A low severity alarm has been raised.
Medium color Medium A medium severity alarm has been raised.
High color High A high severity alarm has been raised.