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Event Browser Options

 

The event browser options provides numerous options, including toggling between live and historical views, setting the row color associated with each severity, as well as providing sound clips in response to events of particular severity.

To access the Event Browser Options window, click Actions on the Event Browser window and select Options from the menu as shown below.

Clicking Options as shown above will open the Event Browser Options window shown below.

Figure 1: Event Browser Options
Event Browser Options
  • Severity Colors: Configure the color associated with each severity by clicking the colored box next to any severity level. This will open a color selector window.

  • Prompt user for comments on ack/clear: When checked, you will be prompted to enter a comment when acknowledging or clearing an event.

  • Color entire event row by Severity: Selecting this will make the background color of each row in the event table the same color as the severity color for that event. Leaving this unchecked will cause all rows to display a white background in all columns except the severity column, which will retain the severity color.

  • Reset event attributes after posting: When checked, the Post Network Event window will not remember previous values when it is closed and later opened.

  • Show event severity total counts: In the top bar of the Event Browser are the event severities, and the number of displayed rows of each event severity out of the total count of events for the event severity. An aggregated event will count as only one row, but with multiple counts. The display of this total count can be turned on or off via this option.

  • Show the top-level event group node: Unchecking this option will hide the global Events group in the left panel.

  • Update event label with most recent event vs Update event label with max received severity: The event time-stamp label at the bottom left of the Event Browser window can either be updated using the severity coloring and time of the most recent event, or updated using the maximum severity of events received since opening the Event Browser.

  • Allow child panel docking: With this option, the child panels (for example, Event Group View, Live Event View, and Event Details) can be rearranged by dragging the panel header to another area of the Event Browser.

  • Reset group node severity on selection: Uncheck this option to always color groups in the Event Group View by the worst uncleared severity for events in that group.

  • Edit URL actions: Click the button with the “...” text to open the “Edit URL actions” window. This feature is used to add a menu item to the popup window in the Event Browser that will bring up an internet browser with the provided URL. The URL can be customized according to the event entry right-clicked over. Click the Green cross button on the right hand side to add a new entry.

    Figure 2: Edit URL Actions
    Edit URL Actions
  • Edit event severity sound clips: Click the button with the “...” text to open the “Edit Event Sound Clipss” window. Here, you can associate an event with a sound clip according to its severity. Click the button with the green cross on it to add a new sound clip. Select the drop-down box in the Event Severity column to configure the severity for which the sound clip applies, and click the ... button under Sound Clip to select a .wav file to associate with the severity.

    Figure 3: Edit Event Sound Clips
    Edit Event Sound Clips
  • Play event severity sound clips: Use this option to turn on the severity sound clips corresponding to the live events.

  • Merge up/down events: This option can be used to combine multiple up/down events for the same interface, tunnel, or VPN into one entry showing the last collected up/down status. This setting can be toggled on or off.