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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.7 - Management Pack for SCOM User Guide

Configure | Alarms

All alarms in Spotlight, including Diagnostic Server and operational alarms, can be configured. The kinds of configuration include:

  • Disable an alarm
  • Set an alarm to require acknowledgment
  • Configure keyed alarms - apply different severities to individual keys in an alarm.
  • Change the severity level or number of severities. (Change severity information)
  • Collect additional diagnostic information
  • Do not alarm for certain values

Configure alarms from the Spotlight Client

Click Configure | Alarms.

Select template or connection to configure

Option Description
Factory Settings Select to show the settings shipped with Spotlight. These settings can be reapplied to a connection. These settings cannot be changed.
Connection Select a Spotlight connection to show / change alarm configurations for that connection.
Template Select a template to show / change / reapply a template configuration. Select a template to delete or rename that template. The templates you have previously saved are listed. For more information, see Configuration templates.

Select an alarm

The table of alarms is as follows.

Column Description

The name of the alarm. Double click to Configure an alarm.

See also About each alarm.

Type The alarm applies to this connection type.
Modified Yes if the alarm is set to other than the Factory Settings.

Reuse this configuration

Click Description
Apply configuration to… Optionally, apply this configuration to other connections.
Save to Template Optionally, save this configuration to a template. Where a template has been selected to configure you will also see options to Delete or Rename the template. For more information on Templates, see Configuration templates.

Close the dialog

Click Description
OK Save the alarm configuration(s) for the selected connection or template.
Cancel Discard changes to this screen.



TIP: Before you change the alarm configurations you may like to backup the current configurations. You can do this by backing up the \Agent\Conf folder in the Spotlight Diagnostic Server installation folder.

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