Monitoring and managing events
When TrueSight Infrastructure Management discovers an issue with a device, the monitor that is set up for that device activates an event. All events are displayed on the Events page.
The following illustration provides an overview of the information that you can view and the actions that you can perform through the Events page.
User tasks and features
Use the Events page to perform the following user tasks:
|User task||Description and reference|
|View the source of events|
Click the event source icon source of the events that are currently displayed on the Events page. Depending on the source, you see one of the following icons:, which indicates the
|Change the event source|
Click the event source icon. In the Select Event Source dialog box, choose a source from the list of registered Infrastructure Management Servers or cells.
If you are viewing events from a remote cell, is displayed as the event source icon.
|View event groups||Click the View event groups icon Using event groups to filter events.. The Event Groups page is displayed. You can create new event groups or work with existing ones. For more information, see|
|Search for particular events|
Click the Search Events iconSearching for events.to quickly find an event. For more information, see
If the event summary area reaches the maximum number of events that it can display, you can refine the filter criteria that you have set or search for specific events.
Note: This feature is not available if you are viewing events from a remote cell, indicated by the icon on the Events page.
|Filter the list of events|
Use the event groups filter Using event groups to filter events.to group events based on event types; For more information, see
Use the quick filters for event status Using quick filters to filter events.and event severity to filter the list of events. For more information, see
Use the time filter Using time filters to filter events.to filter events based on when they occurred. For more information, see
Use the Search Events iconSearching for devices, events, groups, or monitors in the TrueSight console.to search for certain events and filter out the remaining events. For more information, see
From the action menu , select Create Custom Filter for advanced filtering options. For more information, see Using custom filters to filter events.
|View the events summary|
View a summary of the events in the events table.
Manage the events table view by using the action menuto create, edit, or delete table views. You can customize the event view by adding or removing columns, changing the column position, or changing the column width.
For more information, see Accessing the event table views from the TrueSight console.
The event title, event quick and custom filters, event group information, and event toolbar, stays in view while you scroll through the event list.
|Drill down and view event details|
For detailed analysis and remediation, drill down into the Event Details page using the event action menuor the event date and time link in the Occurred column for detailed information about each event.
Right-clicking on the event in the Occurred column, displays the browser context menu that allows you to open the event details on the new tab or windows of the browser.
For more information, see Viewing event details in the TrueSight console.
|Perform operations on events|
Use the event action menu, event toolbar , or the Event Details page to perform event operations such as manage event ownership, set event priority, export event details, and so on.
To perform event operations on multiple events, you can select events and then use the multiple event action menuto perform an event operation.
You can select multiple events in the following ways:
|Customize the events view to suit your preferences|
Customize the Events page through the options in the Event Preferences menuFor more information, see . These settings are individual, user-based preferences and apply only to the Events page.Customizing the display of the event list in the TrueSight console.
|Quickly see when new events are available|
Get notified about new events through the notification icon, which flashes to indicate that new events are available. Up to 10 new events are displayed. Click the notification icon and select Load All Pending Events to load the new events in the events table.
Turn this feature on or off. SeeCustomizing the display of the event list in the TrueSight console.
If the events notification feature is turned off, use the Refresh iconto manually refresh the events table.
|Hide the quick filters to gain more display area for events|
Use the Collapse Filters/Preferences iconto collapse the quick filters area.
Toggle between displaying and hiding the quick filters area by using this option.
|Set the Events page as the landing page|
From the action menu, select Set As Landing Page.
Every time you log on to the TrueSight console, the Events page is displayed by default.
|Make the current page settings as your default settings|
From the action menu, select Save as Preference.
Every time you log on to the TrueSight console and navigate to the Events page, the settings that you last used are displayed. This feature applies to severity, status, event groups filters, and remote cells.
If you do not use this feature, the page is displayed with the following default settings:
Quick status filters: Open, Acknowledged, Assigned, and Blackout filters are selected
Quick severity filters: Critical, Major, Minor, Warning, Information filters are selected
|View help for the current page|
Click the help iconto launch context-sensitive help.
By default, the online version of the documentation is displayed. For working offline, you can download an Adobe Acrobat PDF of this documentation from PDFs and Videos.
|View noise reduction metrics|
View the amount of noise reduction achieved by the product for events coming from all the Infrastructure Management servers including associated remote cells existing in your environment.
Out-of-the-box event admins and super admins can view and click the percentage displayed under Noise Reduction at the top-right of the page to see further details. To enable other users to view noise reduction metrics, administrators can provide the Show Noise Reduction Metrics permission on the Roles tab.
Noise reduction availability
Noise reduction metrics will not be available if all the Infrastructure Management servers are disconnected in your environment. However, if some of the servers are connected, while others are disconnected, then noise reduction metrics is displayed for the connected servers only.
Note that to be able to view noise reduction metrics, you need to ensure that both the Presentation Server and Infrastructure Management servers are upgraded to 11.3.02 or later. If some of the Infrastructure Management servers are upgraded to 11.3.02 or later while others are not, then noise reduction metrics is displayed for only those servers that are upgraded to 11.3.02 or later.
For more information, see Viewing and understanding noise reduction metrics.