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Alert Log

The Alert Log pane lists network occurrences (alerts) detected by the switch. Typical causes of alerts are broadcast storms (excessive number of broadcasts) and problem cables. By default, the most recent alert is listed at the top of the log.

The Alert Log also can display virus throttling messages. However, before virus throttling events can be displayed, you must enable virus throttling on the switch using the CLI commands virus-throttle and filter connection-rate.

The Alert Log also can display virus throttling messages. However, before virus throttling events can be displayed, you must enable virus throttling on the switch using the CLI commands virus-throttle and filter connection-rate.

The following information is provided for each alert:

Column

Description

Date/Time

The date and time when the Web Browser Interface received the alert. Double-clicking on the column heading reverses the order based on date and time.

Status

The symbol denoting level of severity for each alert (Informational, Normal, Warning, and Critical). If the alert has not been acknowledged, the New label also appears. Clicking the Status column heading toggles between listing new alerts first and listing acknowledged alerts first.

Alert

The name of the alert. Clicking on the column heading reverses the alphabetical order by alert name.

Description

 A short description of the alert. More details for some alerts, including a problem description and suggested remedies, can be accessed by double-clicking on the alert. Double-clicking on the column heading reverses the order based on alphabetical order of the descriptions.

To manage alerts:

  1. To display only alerts containing specific data, type the data you want to find (data displayed in any column) in the Search field at the top of the pane and click .

For example, to display only alerts received on January 3, type jan 3 and click . Entries are not case sensitive.

  1. To display alerts that have occurred since you opened the window, click Refresh.

  2. ???Double-click an event to open the System>Logging window where you can filter, acknowledge, and delete alerts.