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Foglight for Databases 7.1.0 - User Guide

Using the Alarm Templates Dashboard

Access the Alarm Templates dashboard from the navigation panel: Alarm Templates

The Alarm Templates dashboard displays the default factory template and any duplicated or created templates. For each template, you can view the configured targets, selected domains, and available alarms for that domain. The Alarm Templates dashboard contains the following elements:

Templates menu: displays the factory template and any templates created or duplicated. Also contains the elements below.
Template Search: Allows you to find templates with names containing the entered search string.
Create Template: Use this option to create a fresh template rather than duplicating an existing template.
Set Defaults: Allows you to set the default template for each domain.
Domains tabs: Foglight groups monitored components into domains based on common technology. Each domain requires a different set of alarms and rules. Click the tab to view the alarms and values for the selected domain.
Alarms table: the alarms table displays information about the alarms in the selected domain, as well as the status of the alarm (on or off) and the threshold values for triggering the alarm.
Alarm Search: Allows you to find alarms with names containing the entered search string.
Targets table: displays targets to which the selected template is applied. Targets are domain specific.

Understanding the factory template

Foglight provides a factory template which includes the available alarms for each domain. Each alarm is enabled or disabled based on the default cartridge configuration and uses (where appropriate) the threshold values described in the alarm.


Template Behavior

The default configuration of the factory template is determined by global registry variables configured in the Rules Administration dashboard. If these values are modified for an alarm, they will be applied to the factory template as well as any template in which the alarm has not been changed. If an alarm is modified in a new or duplicated template, then any changes made in the Rules Administration dashboard to that alarm will be ignored for that template.

If future Foglight versions include changes to the default rules, these changes will be automatically incorporated into the factory template when upgrading the Foglight Management Server or any cartridges. Any template in which the updated alarms have not been modified will also update the default alarm rules.

Duplicating the factory template

You must duplicate the factory template before modifying any alarm settings. Foglight provides two methods for duplicating the factory template.

When viewing the template, click the checkbox or On/Off toggle. A notice will be displayed informing you that you cannot edit the factory template. Click Duplicate.
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