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To add a new macroscopic event to a domain, access the desired domain by navigating to Workspace > All Domains and expand the domain in the left navigation panel to access the Events node. In the detail page on the right, click Add new event in the Top 50 events table, and fill in the form with the required parameters, providing information that describes the event in terms of time (start, intervention, stop), knowledge (name, description, notes), importance (severity, occurrences, unavailability), type (classification), and associations (on which objects the event has an impact).

The Add Event form requires the following parameters:

  • Event: The name of the event; this name is shown in the charts, so it is advisable to use a short, self-explanatory name.
  • Description: Any additional information you want to add for the event.
  • Type: Choose from Domain, System, or Workload event.
  • Associate to: Choose the objects that this event is associated with; this association determines the visibility of the event in charts, that is, an event will appear only in chart analyses containing at least one of the objects associated with the event.
  • Classification: Planned or not planned, with corresponding subtypes. This is an event classification that indicates if the event was planned (for example, a maintenance), not planned (for example, a blackout) or detected (generated by an Event Detection model or by other detection models).
  • Time scope: An event may be instantaneous, span over a longer time interval, or be periodic.
  • Periodic event: Select True or False. If you select True, this option allows you to specify a time period. For example, this can indicate a maintenance that is repeated every week.
  • Severity: The severity of an event can be defined by using a discrete scale, ranging from 1 (lowest severity) to 5 (highest severity); you can also log whether the event caused service unavailability or not.
  • Event caused service unavailability: Select True if the service was down during the event, otherwise select False.
  • Event occurrence: The number of times the event took place.
  • Begin: The start time of the event.
  • Trace intervention time: Allows you to enter the intervention time to resolve the event.
  • End: The end time of the event (only if the event is not instantaneous).
  • Description: A general description of the event.
  • Color: Choose the color that will be used in charts and in the list of event; if a custom color is not specified, the default one for the event class will be used.
  • Note: Add here any further information about the event.

Depending on the type of the event, some fields may be unavailable; for example, instantaneous events do not require an end time.

When done, click Save to create the macroscopic event.