Health and Wellness View - Alarms View

You can monitor hosts and services to determine when user-defined limitations have been reached by viewing all the active alarms. Policy rules, that you define or assign to hosts and services, in the Policies tab trigger these alarms. You can:

  • View all the alarms that are currently active for all your systems and services
  • Select an alarm and view its details

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Administrator View the alarm status of NetWitness Servers and services.

Monitor Alarms

Administrator View detailed information about a specific alarm.

Monitor Alarms

Related Topics

Manage Policies

Quick Look

The required permission to access this view is Manage services. To access the Alarms view, go to netwitness_adminicon_25x22.png (Admin) > Health & Wellness. The Health & Wellness view opens with the Alarms tab displayed. The Alarms tab contains an alarms list and an Alarm Details panel.


1 Time when the alarm was triggered.
2 Status of the alarm:
  • Active - the statistical threshold was crossed triggering the alarm.
  • Cleared - the clearing threshold was crossed and the alarm is no longer active.
3 Severity assigned to this alarm:
  • Critical
  • High
  • Medium
  • Low
4 Name of the rule that triggers the alarm.
5 Service defined in the rule.
6 Host on which the alarm is triggered.
7 Statistic selected in the rule that triggers the alarm.
8 Value of the statistic that triggered the alarm.
9 Identification number of the alarm.

Note: NetWitness sorts the alarms in time order. You can sort the relevant parameters in ascending or descending order.

This figure shows the Alarms tab with the Alarm Details panel expanded.


Alarm Details Panel

The Alarm Details panel displays information for the alarm selected in the Alarms list. It contains all the information in the Alarms list plus the following fields.

1 Alarm Notified time
2 Suppression start time
3 Suppression end time
4 Suppression start (selected time zone)
5 Suppression end (selected time zone)
6 The Policy ID
7 The Rule ID
8 The Host ID
9 The Stat ID
10 Item key