4.5.2.3 Modifying or Deleting an Alert

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Use the Alerts table to manage an existing alert or create a new alert. Highlight an object in the PEM client tree control to view the alerts that monitor that object.
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The Alert name column displays the name of the alert; to change the alert name, simply replace the name in the table, and click the save icon.
The Alert template column displays the name of the alert template that specifies properties used by the alert. You can use the drop-down listbox to change the alert template associated with an alert.
Use the Alert enable? switch to specify if an alert is enabled (Yes) or disabled (No).
Use the Interval column to specify how often PEM should check to see if the alert conditions are satisfied. Set the Default switch to No and specify an alternate value (in Minutes), or return the Default switch to Yes to reset the value to its default setting. By default, PEM will check the status of each alert once every minute.
Use the History retention field to specify the number of days that PEM will store data collected by the alert. Set the Default* switch to No and specify an alternate value (in Days), or return the Default switch to Yes to reset the value to its default setting. By default, PEM will recommend storing historical data for 30 days.
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Use fields on the Alert details dialog (see Figure 4.43) to modify the definition of the selected alert. When you've finished modifying the alert definition, click Save to preserve your changes, or Cancel to exit the dialog without saving any changes.
To mark an alert for deletion, highlight the alert name in the Alerts table and click the delete icon to the left of the name; the alert will remain in the list, but in red strike-through font (see Figure 4.44).
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