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Live Event Browser

 

Launching the Live Event Browser

The Live Event Browser is used to view events and SNMP traps from devices in the Live Network and can be accessed from the Live Network by selecting Fault > Live Event Browser. For information about how to use the Event Browser, and the differences between the Live and Historical view, see Fault Management: Events Overview in the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide.

Figure 1 shows the Live Event Browser window and Action options.

Figure 1: Live Event Browser
Live Event Browser

The Action options are accessed by selecting Fault > Live Event Browser.

From the Actions menu, the following options are available:

  • Group Events

    You can group events by various attributes such as Device ID, Severity, or Type of event. Grouping by one property creates one level of groups below the global Events group. Grouping by a second property creates a second level of groups, and so on. These groups are displayed in a tree structure in the Event Group View in the left panel.

  • Manage Queries

    You can create queries for the events collected. The Historical Event Queries window allows you to create new, edit, and delete queries.

  • Stop Event Sound

    If the play event severity sound clips feature is configured, select Stop Event Sound to silence the sound.

  • Options

    In the Event Browser Options window, you can configure the color associated with each severity level. General options for the event browser display are also available. The general options are explained in detail in Event Browser Options in the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide.

Acknowledging and Clearing Events

Acknowledging and clearing events are used to track events that require attention. An event is acknowledged when you notice the event, but have not yet taken action in response to the event. Once you have rectified the event and taken any other actions required by the event, you usually clear the event.

Note that events of all severity types except INFO can be marked as acknowledged. To toggle the display of info events, click the Toggle INFO Events icon in the top toolbar. To clear all INFO events from the Live Event View, click theClear all INFO Events icon in the top toolbar. Cleared events can still be queried in Historical Event Browser, explained in Historical Event Browser.

To acknowledge or clear an event, right-click on the event and select Acknowledge Events or Clear Events. Once an event is acknowledged, it can be unacknowledged by selecting Unacknowledge Events.

Multiple events can be acknowledged or cleared simultaneously by selecting the desired events and right-clicking on the selection.

Once cleared, an event is no longer visible in the Live Event View window. Cleared events can only be queried in Historical Event Browser, explained in Historical Event Browser.

Creating a Group Event

To create a group event:

  1. Select Fault > Live Event Browser.

    The Live Event Browser is displayed.

  2. Select Actions > Group Events.

    The Column Grouping Selector dialog box is displayed.

    Figure 2 shows the Column Grouping Selector dialog box.

    Figure 2: Column Grouping Selector
    Column Grouping Selector
  3. In the Column Grouping Selector dialog box, double-click the column name in the Available pane to select which columns to group by.

    When multiple columns are selected, events will be grouped hierarchically according to their order within the list, starting from the top of the list. Rearrange the grouping order by selecting a checked column and selecting Move Up or Move Down.

  4. Click Apply for the changes to take effect, and then click OK to close the dialog box.

Creating a New Query

To create a new query:

  1. Select Fault > Historical Event Browser.

    The Historical Event View is displayed.

  2. Select Actions > Manage Queries.
  3. In the Historical Event Queries window, click New.

    The New Event Query window is displayed.

  4. Select the check box for the query attribute, then select a value from the list.
  5. Enter the name of the query and click OK to save the query entry.

    The Historical Event Queries window is displayed. Query entries are displayed in the top panel, and the query description is displayed in the bottom panel.

  6. Select the query entry and click Run Query.

Configuring the Severity Colors

To configure the severity colors:

  1. Select Fault > Live Event Browser.

    The Live Event Browser is displayed.

  2. Select Actions > Options.

    The Event Browser Options window is displayed.

    Figure 3: Event Browser Options
    Event Browser Options
  3. Click the colored box next to the severity level that you want to configure.
  4. In the color selector window, select a color or enter a hex color code, and click OK.

Uploading Event Sound Clips

You can associate an event with a sound clip according to the event severity. Sound clips can be uploaded from either the application server or your local file system. The sound file format can be .wav, .mps, or .ogg. Also, the sound file format is dependent on whether the browser supports that format.

To upload event sound clips:

  1. Select Fault > Live Event Browser.

    The Live Event Browser is displayed.

  2. Select Actions > Options.

    The Event Browser Options window is displayed.

  3. Select Edit event severity sound clips.

    The Edit Event Sound Clips window is displayed.

  4. Click the plus sign (+) in the right pane.

    A row is added for the sound clip.

  5. In the new sound clip row and in each column, select from the drop-down list:
    Event SeverityFrom the list, select the severity level.
    IntervalFrom the list, select the time interval duration, specified in seconds.
    Sound ClipSelect to display the Upload Sound Clip window. The Upload Sound Clip window is displayed in Figure 4.
    Figure 4: Upload Sound Clip
    Upload Sound Clip
  6. Select one of the following options, then select Browse to locate the clip:
    Select from clientUploads a sound clip from the local file system.
    Select from serverUploads a sound clip from the application server.
  7. Select Upload to upload the sound clip to the server.

    The sound clip is uploaded to the /u/wandl/app/NodeJS/client/resources/audio directory.

Stopping Event Sounds

To stop event sounds:

  1. Select Fault > Live Event Browser.

    The Live Event Browser is displayed.

  2. Select Actions > Stop Event Sound to silence the alert.